319. Leioptila annectens davisoni

(319)Leioptila annectens davisoni.

DAVISON'S SIBIA.

Lioptila davisoni Hume, S. F.; v, p. 110 (1877) (Muleyit Mt.); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 200.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Differs from L. a. annectens in having the back and wing-coverts black and the rump and upper tail-coverts mingled black and deep ferruginous maroon.

Colours of soft parts. Iris crimson; bill black; legs horny-brown.

Measurements about the same as in the other races or a trifle smaller; wing about 75 mm.

Distribution. Tenasserim. Nidification unknown.

Habits. Davison says: "I only found this bird at Muleyit, quite near the top, usually in pairs, sometimes singly. I found it generally about the large trees surrounding the 'Sakans' or camping-grounds, strange to say, climbing about the trunk and branches much after the manner of a Nuthatch. I have also seen it hunting about the leaves and smaller branches of the tree-tops. Those I killed had eaten only insects."

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
319. Leioptila annectens davisoni
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
319
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
302
Common name: 
Davisons Sibia
M_ID: 
25079
M_SN: 
Heterophasia annectans davisoni
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2758

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