250. Pellorneum fuscicapillum babaulti

(250) Pellorneum fuscicapillum babaulti.

WELLS'S BABBLER.

Scotocichla fuscicapiUum babaulti Wells, Bull. B. O. C, xxxix, p. 09 (1919) (Trincomalee).

Vernacular names. Batitchia (Ceylon).

Description. Similar to the last but much paler, especially on the lower parts which are brownish buff rather than chestnut. The top of the head is olive-brown instead of blackish.

Colours of soft parts. Iris brownish red; bill brownish flesh ; legs and feet flesh-grey (Babault).

Measurements. Wing 68 to 74 mm.; tail 57 to 62 mm.; tarsus 28 mm. (Wells).

Distribution. North Ceylon.

Nidification unknown.

Habits. This form is purely a dry district form, whereas the last bird inhabits the wet portions of the island.

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.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
250. Pellorneum fuscicapillum babaulti
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
250
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
245
Common name: 
Wellss Babbler
M_ID: 
24657
M_SN: 
Pellorneum fuscocapillus babaulti
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2668

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