184. Lioparus chrysaeus

184. Lioparus chrysaeus.

The Golden-breasted Tit-Babbler.

Proparus ? chrysaeus, Hodgs. in Gray's Zool. Misc. p. 84 (1844). Proparus chrysotis (Hodgs.), Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiii, p. 938 (1844). Leiothrix chrysotis (Hodgs.), Blyth, Cat. p. 100. Leiothrix chrysaeus (Hodgs.), Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 367. Proparus chrysaeus (Hodgs.), Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 256 ; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 45 ; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlv, pt. ii, p. 82 ; Hume, N. & E. p. 394; id. Cat. no. 621; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlvii, pt. ii, p. 19 ; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 250. Alcippe chrysaea (Hodgs.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 627. Lioparus chrysaeus (Hodgs.), Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 120.
Prong-samyer-pho, Lepch.

Coloration. Forehead, crown, nape, and lores soft blackish ashy; ear-coverts, cheeks, and a ring round the eye silvery white, the first streaked with ashy ; back and scapulars ashy olive ; rump and upper tail-coverts olive-green; tail brown, the basal two thirds of the outer webs of all the feathers margined with orange-yellow; wing-coverts black; wings dark brown, the first five primaries edged with orange-yellow; the secondaries all broadly margined with orange-yellow and tipped white; tertiaries broadly margined with white interiorly; chin and throat silvery ashy brown ; remainder of lower plumage bright orange-yellow.

Bill plumbeous; legs pale fleshy; iris brown (Jerdon).

Length about 4.5 ; tail 1.9; wing 2.1; tarsus .8; bill from gape .45.

Distribution. Nepal and Sikhim; the Daphla and Eastern Naga hills; Manipur. Found on hills and mountains up to 9000 feet or probably higher.

Habits, &c. Absolutely nothing is known about the general habits of this bird. Of its nidification Hodgson relates that it lays three or four eggs in an egg-shaped nest made of bamboo-leaves and grass in a clump of bamboos. The eggs appear to be white, spotted with brownish red, and to measure .7 by .5.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
184. Lioparus chrysaeus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Golden Breasted Tit Babbler
Golden-breasted Fulvetta
Lioparus chrysotis
Vol. 1
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