447. Horornis brunnescens

447. Horornis brunnescens.

Hume's Bush- Warbler.

Horeites brunnescens, Hume, Ibis, 1872, p. 109; id. S.F. iii, p. 410, iv, p. 497 ; id. Cat. no. 527 ter. Horornis brunnescens (Hume), Brooks, S. F. viii, p. 380. Cettia fortipes (Hodgs.), Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 136 (part.).

Coloration. Upper plumage bright rufous-brown ; the edges of the wings and tail brighter ; lores and behind the eye dark brown ; a very distinct pale buff supercilium; lower plumage pale buff, turning to yellow on the lower part of the abdomen and the sides of the body; axillaries and under wing-coverts pale yellow.

In the dry skin the bill is dark brown, with the base of the lower mandible pale; legs fleshy brown.

Length about 4; tail 1.8 ; wing 2 ; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .5.

Among Hodgson's birds in the British Museum are three specimens of this species, but bearing the same number as H. fortipes, viz. 928.

Distribution. Sikhim and probably Nepal.

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: 
447. Horornis brunnescens
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
447
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
435
Common name: 
Humes Bush Warbler
M_ID: 
22785
M_CN: 
Hume's Bush Warbler
M_SN: 
Horornis brunnescens
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
615

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