146. Pellorneum palustre

146. Pellorneum palustre.

The Marsh Spotted Babbler.

Pellorneum palustre, Jerd., Gould, Birds Asia, iii, pl. 65 (1872); Hume, S. F. i, p. 4 (1873); Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 142; Jerd. Ibis, 1872, p. 300; Blanf. Ibis, 1873, p. 215; Hume, Cat. no, 399 quat.; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 522; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 146.

Coloration. Upper plumage olive-brown, the forehead tinged with bright rufous produced back over the lores; tail and the outer webs of the wing-feathers rufous; lores white; cheeks white barred with brown; ear-coverts rufous, with paler shafts and mottled with brown; chin, throat, and a broad line down the centre of the breast and abdomen white; the remaining lower plumage rich ochraceous buff; the whole breast and the sides of the body with long, broad, distinct dark brown streaks; under tail-coverts rich ochraceous.

The colour of the bill, iris, &c. does not appear to have been recorded. In the dry skin the upper mandible is dark brown, the lower pale brown; the legs yellowish brown.

Length about 6; tail 2.6; wing 2.6; tarsus 1.1; bill from gape -7.

Distribution. Khasi hills; North Sylhet; Sadiya. Apparently found near swamps.

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: 
146. Pellorneum palustre
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
146
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
143
Common name: 
Marsh Spotted Babbler
M_ID: 
24626
M_CN: 
Marsh Babbler
M_SN: 
Pellorneum palustre
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
191

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