Lanius isabellinus

Lanius isabellinus, Hemp. & Ehr.

262. :- Lanius arenarius, Bly. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 407; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 464 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 122.

THE PALE BROWN SHRIKE.

Length, 7.75; wing, 3.75 ; tail, 3.5.

The race differs from cristatus by its much paler hue, being light ashy-brown, barely tinged with rufous on the rump only ; lores and superciliary streak pale; ear-coverts dark above, pale beneath; wings pale brown ; the primaries narrowly edged,, and the coverts and secondaries broadly with rufescent; the central tail-feathers brown; the rest pale rufous-brown ; beneath white, smeared all over, but especially on the breast and flanks, with fawn or fulvescent; under tail-coverts white.

The Pale Brown Shrike is a common winter visitant to Sind and Guzerat. It does not occur in the Deccan, nor has it as yet been recorded from Central India.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Lanius isabellinus
Spp Author: 
Hemp. & ehr.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
146
Common name: 
Pale Brown Shrike
M_ID: 
19056
M_CN: 
Isabelline Shrike
M_SN: 
Lanius isabellinus
Term name: 
id: 
11473

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