52. Paradoxornis guttaticollis

52. Paradoxornis guttaticollis.

Austen's Crow-Tit.

Paradoxornis guttaticollis, A. David, N. Arch. Mus. vii, Bull. p. 14 (1871) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 497. Paradoxornis austeni, Gould, B. As. pt. xxiv, pi. 73 (1874) ; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 159 ; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 392; Cat. no. 373 bis.

Coloration. Resembles P. flavirostris. Differs in having the cheeky, chin, throat, and upper part of breast pale fulvous-white, with numerous delicate' arrowhead-shaped marks of black, and the remainder of the lower plumage of the same colour but without the marks ; the head and crest of a paler chestnut; the bill of about half the size and the legs much feebler.

Bill yellow; iris brown or hazel; legs and claws green (Cock-burn).

Length about 7.5; tail 4; wing 3.2; tarsus 1.05; bill from gape .5.

Distribution. Occurs in Sylhet, and on the Khasi and Naga Hills, in which last locality Godwin-Austen obtained this species at 6000 feet elevation. It extends into Western China.

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: 
52. Paradoxornis guttaticollis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
52
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
62
Common name: 
Austens Crow Tit
M_ID: 
25355
M_CN: 
Spot-breasted Parrotbill
M_SN: 
Paradoxornis guttaticollis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
77

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