Lanius nigriceps

Lanius nigriceps, Franklin.

259. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 404.

THE BLACK-HEADED SHRIKE.

Length, 9.2 to 10.3; expanse, 11 to 12; wing, 3.6 to 3.75 ;'-tail, 4.75 to 5.25 ; tarsus, 1.16; bill from gape, 1; bill at front, 0.65.

Bill black; irides deep brown ; legs brown-black.

Head above," nape, wings and tail, black; upper part of back ashy; lower back, scapulars, rump and upper tail-coverts, rufous ; beneath the throat, breast and middle of the abdomen white; sides of abdomen, vent, and lower tail-coverts, rufous.

Jerdon in his Birds of India states: " I have seen it in Goomsoor but not further, south ; and from this it ranges in land into the northern part of 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 nigriceps
Spp Author: 
Franklin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
144
Common name: 
Black-headed Shrike
M_ID: 
19068
M_CN: 
Long-tailed Shrike
M_SN: 
Lanius schach
Term name: 
id: 
11469

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