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.

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: 
184. Lioparus chrysaeus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
184
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
174
Common name: 
Golden Breasted Tit Babbler
M_ID: 
25221
M_CN: 
Golden-breasted Fulvetta
M_SN: 
Lioparus chrysotis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
247

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