Machlolophus xanthogenys

Machlolophus xanthogenys, Vigors,

647. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 279; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 125, p. 127.

THE YELLOW-CHEEKED TIT.

Length, 5.25; wing, 2.75 ; tail, 2.12; tarsus, 0.6; bill at front, 0.33.

Bill black; irides light-brown ; legs plumbeous.

Head (fully crested), wings and tail black, the latter tipped white, and the tertiaries laterally edged throughout with white; nape, posterior part of crest, and a small superciliary stripe, bright yellow; back, scapulars, and rump, light olive-green, the scapulars with a few black marks; wing-coverts tipped with pale-yellow ; the outer primaries white-edged, and with a white bar near their base, the others bluish externally; tail dusky-grey, white tipped; cheeks, sides of neck, sides of breast and abdomen, and under tail-coverts yellow, passing to greenish on the flanks and under tail-coverts; lores, a stripe on each side of the neck from the eye, chin, throat, and middle of breast, black.

The Yellow-cheeked Tit occurs on the slopes of the Vindhian hills, near Mhow, and in the woods at their base. It has not been recorded from elsewhere within our limits.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Machlolophus xanthogenys
Spp Author: 
Vigors.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
249
Common name: 
Yellow-cheeked Tit
M_ID: 
21294
M_CN: 
Himalayan Black-lored Tit
M_SN: 
Machlolophus xanthogenys
id: 
11760

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