452. Horornis major

452. Horornis major.

The Large Bush-Warbler.

Horeites major, Hodgs., Moore, P. Z. S. 1854, p. 105 ; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 323; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 164; Blanf. J. A S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 161; Hume, N, & E. p. 331; id. Cat. no. 529. Cettia major (Hodgs), Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 145, pi. vii. Horornis major (Hodgs.), Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 281.
The Large Hill-Warbler, Jerd.

Coloration. Forehead, crown, and nape chestnut-brown; upper plumage and visible portions of wings and tail olive-brown ; the two latter parts tinged with rufous; lores and behind the eye blackish ; a pale rufous supercilium; ear-coverts rufous-ashy; chin, throat, and breast greyish white ; centre of abdomen whitish ; sides of the body, vent, thighs, and under tail-coverts dull ochraceous-brown.

In the dry state, the upper mandible and tip of the lower are dark brown, the remainder of the bill yellowish; legs fleshy brown.

Length about 5 ; tail 2; wing 2.4; tarsus .9; bill from gape .6.
Distribution. Nepal and Sikhim.

Habits, &c. Breeds in Sikhim at high altitudes in July, constructing a cup-shaped nest, composed of fern-roots, hair, wool, moss, &c, in a low bush.

The eggs, which appear to be three in number, are, unlike those of most species of Horornis, of a white colour, sprinkled over the larger half of the egg with minute specks of brownish red. They measure .7 by .54.

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: 
452. Horornis major
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Large Bush Warbler
Long-billed Bush Warbler
Locustella major
Vol. 1
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