Hypocolius ampelinus

Hypocolius ampelinus, Bp.

269quat :- Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 123.

Length, 10.25 ; wing, 4.2; tail, 4.75; tarsus, 1; bill from gape 0.9.

Bill horny, dusky at tip ; legs flesh-colored.

Upper parts generally ashy-grey, with a slight rufous tinge on the head, which is more marked on the frontal portion where the feathers are rather lighter and more isabelline in tint; feathers above the nostrils, lower part of the lores, all round the eyes, and a band round the nape, black, so that there is a black ring all round the head, except in the- centre of the forehead; ear-coverts dark silver-grey, looking black in some lights in the preserved skin ; primary quills black, with rather long white tips, the tip on the first long primary being wholly, and on the second partially dusky ; outer secondaries black with grey edges, the black diminishing in amount, until it disappears completely on the feathers near the body; tail-feathers all the same color as the back, with black tips about three-quarters of an inch long ; chin and throat isabelline ; breast grey, like the back ; abdomen and lower tail-coverts pinkish-isabelline ; under wing-coverts light grey.

A single specimen was obtained in Sind, by Mr. Blanford, on the lower hills of the Kirthur Range, which forms the boundary, between Sind and Khelat.

It has not been procured elsewhere within our range.

Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Hypocolius ampelinus
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Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
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Grey Hypocolius
Hypocolius ampelinus

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