314. Leioptila melanoleuca melanoleuca

(314) Leioptila melanoleuca melanoleuca.

TICKELL'S SIBIA.

Sibia melanoleuca Tickell, Blyth, J. A. S.B., xxviii, p. 413 (1859) (Muleyit Mt.). Lioptila melanoleuca. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 198.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Ear-coverts very dark brown; forehead, crown, nape and rest of the sides of the head black; back, scapulars, lesser and median wing-coverts, rump and upper tail-coverts chocolate-brown, tinged with ashy on the two latter parts; wing-quills and greater coverts black ; tail dark brown, the outer webs edged black and all the feathers tipped with white; entire lower plumage white.

Colours of soft parts. Iris lake ; bill black: legs and feet dark reddish-brown to dark purplish-brown or brownish black (Hume & Dav.).

Measurements. Length about 220 mm.; wing 87 to 90 mm.; tail about 120 mm.; tarsus about 28 mm.; culmen about 17 mm.

Distribution. From Mulai-yit Mountain in Tenasserim, possibly through Siam to the Shan States and Ruby Mines district.

Nidification. Davison obtained a nest of this bird on Mulai-yit made of bamboo leaves, grass, moss and other materials and placed in a small branch of a high tree growing in a ravine. It was taken on the 21st February and contained three eggs, pale spotless blue and measuring about 29.3 x l7.0 mm.

Habits similar to those of the last bird. Davison describes its note as a single, long-drawn, clear-sounding whistle.

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: 
314. Leioptila melanoleuca melanoleuca
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
314
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
299
Common name: 
Tickells Sibia
M_ID: 
25090
M_SN: 
Heterophasia melanoleuca melanoleuca
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2753

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith