375. Orthotomus atrigularis

375. Orthotomus atrigularis.

The Black-necked Tailor-bird.

Orthotomus atrogularis, Temm. Pl. Col. livr. 101 (1836); Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 316; Sharpe, Ibis, 1877, pp. 16, 113; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 345; Hume, Cat. no. 530 bis ; Oates, S. P. x, p. 219; id, B. B. i, p. 109; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 220; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i. p. 235. Orthotomus flavoviridis, Moore, P. Z. S. 1854, p. 79; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 166; xlvii, pt. ii, p. 25. Orthotomus nitidus, Hume, S. F. ii, pp. 478, 507 ; iii, p. 325.

Coloration. Male. The forehead, crown, nape, and lores chestnut ; ear-coverts, cheeks, and chin white, with the blackish bases of the feathers showing through ; upper plumage and wing-coverts yellowish green ; wings dark brown, edged with green; tail green, the edges lighter, the outer feathers tipped with yellowish and subterminally dark brown ; a large patch on the throat black ; lower part of the breast and sides of the body ashy; abdomen white; thighs rufous ; under wing-coverts, axillaries, edge of wing, and under tail-coverts bright yellow.

Female. Differs in having no black patch on the throat. The young resemble the female.

Iris orange-brown; eyelids plumbeous; upper mandible brown, lower one and gape flesh-colour; legs flesh-colour; claws pale horn-colour.

Distribution. The lower ranges of the Himalayas, from the Rangit river in Sikhim to the Dhansiri valley, Assam; the Garo hills; Cachar; the southern portions of Pegu and the whole of Tenasserim. This species extends down the Malay peninsula.

Habits, &c. Frequents forest country. Mandelli found the nest near the great Rangit river on the 18th July. Both the nest and eggs resemble those of 0. sutorius.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
375. Orthotomus atrigularis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Black Necked Tailor Bird
Dark-necked Tailorbird
Orthotomus atrogularis
Vol. 1

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