177. Mixornis gularis

177. Mixornis gularis.

The Sumatran Yellow-breasted Babbler.

Motacilla gularis, Raffl. Trans. Linn. Soc. xiii, p. 312 (1820). Mixornis gularis (Raffl), Blyth, Cat. p. 149; Horsf. M. Cat. i, p. 229 ; Wald. P. Z. S. 1806, p. 548, 1872, p. 370 ; Hume &; Dav. S. F. vi, p. 266 ; Hume, Cat. no. 895 bis; Oates, B. B. i, p, 51 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 576; Oates in Hume's N. & F. 2nd ed. i, p. 116.

Coloration. Resembles M. rubricapillus. Differs in having the cheeks, chin, throat, and upper breast with broad black shaft-streaks (not black shafts merely); the crown of a chestnut-brown (not pale ferruginous) ; the upper plumage more rufous, and the exposed parts of the wings castaneous.

Iris pale red-brown ; lower mandible and orbital skin pale blue; rest of bill bluish brown ; legs and feet greenish brown (Davison).

Of very slightly larger size than M. rubricapillus.

In addition to the points of difference noted above as existing between this species and M. rubricapillus, it should be observed that the iris is red-brown as recorded by Davison.

Distribution. Southern Tenasserim from Mergui, extending down the Malay peninsula to Sumatra.

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: 
177. Mixornis gularis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
177
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
168
Common name: 
Sumatran Yellow Breasted Babbler
M_ID: 
24351
M_CN: 
Pin-striped Tit-Babbler
M_SN: 
Macronus gularis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
236

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