729. Uroloncha semistriata

729.Uroloncha semistriata.

The Nicobar White-backed Munia.

Munia semistriata, Hume, S. F. ii, p. 257 (1874). Amadina semistriata (Hume), Hume, Cat. no. 701 quat. Uroloncha semistriata (Hume), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. xiii, p. 361.

Coloration, Resembles U. striata but is smaller; the striations or white shafts on the upper plumage less distinct; and the feathers of the fore neck and breast dark brown, not deep black, with conspicuous rufous-brown margins.

Length about 4.2; tail 1.6; wing 1.8; tarsus .5; bill from gape .4.

Distribution. The Nicobar Islands.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
729. Uroloncha semistriata
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
729
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
198
Common name: 
Nicobar White Backed Munia
M_ID: 
30118
M_SN: 
Lonchura striata semistriata
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
997

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