Munia atricapilla

Munia atrlcapilla.
THE CHESTNUT-BELLIED MUNIA.
In 1924 (Journ, Siam. Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. v, p. 362) Robinson and Kloss restricted the type-locality of this Munia to “Lower Bengal,” but Hodgson (As. Res. vol. xix, p. 153, 1836) named the bird from Nepal, which is the same as the Bengal bird, rubroniger, by inference declaring that the typical bird came from somewhere else. Under these circumstances it seems impossible for Robinson and Kloss to restrict the type-locality of atricapilla to a place inhabited by rubroniger. Sharpe also, in Cat. Birds B. M., definitely assigns atricapilla to the Southern birds and rubro¬niger to the Northern. This alone would invalidate Robinson and Kloss’s “Lower Bengal” for atricapilla. I do not, therefore, alter my distribution of these Munias given in the ‘Fauna.’

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
Munia atricapilla
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
15
Common name: 
Chestnut-bellied Munia
M_ID: 
30158
M_CN: 
Chestnut Munia
M_SN: 
Lonchura atricapilla
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
14113

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