195. Drymochares stellatus

195. Drymochares stellatus.

Gould's Short-wing.

Brachypteryx (Drymochares) stellatus, Gould, P. Z. S. 1868, p. 218. Drymochares stellatus (Gould), Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 52. Brachypteryx stellatus (Gould), Hume, S. F. vii, p. 377; id. Cat. no. 338 ter; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 30.

Coloration. Lores black; forehead, a short eyebrow, sides of the head, chin, throat, and breast slaty grey, finely vermiculated with white and black lines; remainder of the lower parts the same but suffused with rufous, and each feather with a central triangular white patch ; crown, nape, back, scapulars, wing-coverts, upper tail-coverts, and tail bright chestnut; rump like the lower part of the abdomen ; wings brown, the feathers all margined with chestnut.

The young are apparently unknown, but will probably be found to resemble the adults.

Length rather more than 5 ; tail 1.7; wing 3 ; tarsus 1.2 ; bill from gape .7.

Distribution. Sikhim. Nothing is known about this bird; but Blanford procured one specimen at 12,000-13,000 feet.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
195. Drymochares stellatus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
195
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
187
Common name: 
Goulds Short Wing
M_ID: 
28087
M_CN: 
Gould's Shortwing
M_SN: 
Heteroxenicus stellatus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
266

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