609. Monticola solitaria affinis

(609) Monticola solitaria affinis.

The Burmese Blue Rock-Thrush.

Petrocincla affinis Blyth, J. A. S. B., xii, p. 277 (1843) (Tenasserim).

Vernacular names. Same as for the preceding bird.

Description.— Adult male. Similar to the Indian Blue Bock-Thrush but always with some chestnut on the under tail-coverts and nearly always with splashes of this colour on the vent, abdomen and flanks.

Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the preceding bird; wing 113 to 123 mm.

Distribution. Breeding in Western China, Northern Burma, Yunnan and probably the higher Kachin and Bhamo Hills, where Harington obtained it during the breeding-season. In Winter it is found South through Assam South of the Brahmaputra, the whole of Burma, Malay Peninsula, Siam, Yunnan and Western China.

Nidification. Not recorded.

Habits. Those of the species.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
609. Monticola solitaria affinis
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
609
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
175
Common name: 
Burmese Blue Rock Thrush
M_ID: 
28365
M_CN: 
Blue Rock Thrush
M_SN: 
Monticola solitarius
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
3155

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