46. Lophophanes rubidiventris

46. Lophophanes rubidiventris.

The Rufous-bellied Crested Tit.

Parus rubidiventris, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xvi, p. 445 (1847); id. Cat. p. 104; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 372; Gadow, Cat. B. M. viii, p. 30. Lophophanes rubidiventris (Blyth), Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 274; Hume, Cat. no. 639.

Coloration. Forehead, crown, nape, hind neck, lores, chin, and throat dark brown or blackish, but never the deep black of L. melanolophus, L, rufinuchalis, and L. beavani; cheeks, ear-coverts, the sides of the neck, and a large nuchal spot white ; upper plumage olive-brown ; the wings and tail brown with bluish-ashy edges, and the upper tail-coverts tipped with fulvous; lower plumage and under wing-coverts ferruginous.

In the dry state the bill is black and the legs dark brown.

Length about 4.5; tail 1.9 ; wing 2.5; tarsus .7 ; bill from gape .5.

Distribution. Nepal, where procured by Hodgson. In the Pin-will Collection there are specimens from the N. W. Himalayas, which locality probably refers to Kumaon.

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: 
46. Lophophanes rubidiventris
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
46
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
58
Common name: 
Rufous Bellied Crested Tit
M_ID: 
21047
M_CN: 
Rufous-vented Tit
M_SN: 
Periparus rubidiventris
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
68

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