337. Oriolus indicus

337. BLACK-NAPED ORIOLE.
ORIOLUS INDICUS.
Oriolus indicue, Jerd. Ill. Ind. Orn. pl. 15 (1847) ; id. B. of Ind. ii. p. 109 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, i. p. 502 ; O. diffusus, Sharpe, Cat B. Br. Mus. iii. p. 197 (1877) ; Beresovski and Bianchi, Ptitz. Gan-su. &e. p. 120 (1891).
Male ad. (India). Differs from O. kundoo in having the lores, a streak through the eye joining a broad band across the nape deep black, and the inner secondaries have the whole outer web and part of the inner web yellow ; bill pinky red ; legs plumbeous ; iris pink. Culmen 1.25, wing 6.0, tail 4.0, tarsus 1.0 inch. The female resembles the male, but has the back tinged with green. The young are yellowish green above with but little trace of the black nuchal band ; below whitish with dark stripes.
Hab. Mongolia, Dauria, the Ussuri country, and China, win┬Čtering in India, Ceylon, Burma, and as far south as Penang.
In general habits it resembles O. galbula, but its song is said to be louder. It inhabits non-evergreen groves and woods, and larch-groves, and is very shy. It breeds in Dauria, the Ussuri country, and North China, its nest and eggs resembling those of O. galbula.
Dr. Sharpe states that Dicrurus leucogenys (Walden) occurs in Japan, but I can find no instance of its occurrence there or elsewhere in the Palaearctic area.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
337. Oriolus indicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
337
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
228
Common name: 
Black Naped Oriole
M_ID: 
19490
M_CN: 
Black-naped Oriole
M_SN: 
Oriolus chinensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10048

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