222. Siva sordida

222. Siva sordida.

The Dull Siva.

Siva cyanouroptera, Hodgs., apud Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 110. Siva sordida, Hume, S. F. v, p. 104 (1877) ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 371 ; Hume, Cat. no. 617 bis ; Oates, B. B. i, p. 144 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 641.

Coloration. Resembles S. cyanuroptera. Differs in having the back, scapulars, wing-coverts, and the outer webs of the tertiaries earth-brown, not ochraceous ; the winglet is not tipped with white, nor have the quills of the wing either white tips or white margins; the blue portions of the plumage are much duller.

Lower mandible, legs, feet, and claws whity brown; upper mandible darker, but still pale brown; iris creamy yellow (Hume & Davison).

Of the same size as S. cyanuroptera.

Distribution. Karennee; the higher slopes of Muleyit mountain in Tenasserim.

This species also occurs on the mountains near Perak in the Malay peninsula.

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: 
222. Siva sordida
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
222
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
210
Common name: 
Dull Siva
M_ID: 
25009
M_SN: 
Minla cyanouroptera sordidior
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
304

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