419. Phylloscopus mandellii

419. Phylloscopus mandellii.

Mandelli's Willow-Warbler.

Reguloides mandellii, Brooks, S. F. viii, pp. 389, 481 (1879).

Coloration. Resembles P. superciliosus very closely, but has the upper plumage a darker green ; the coronal streak is equally ill-defined, but the lateral bands are a dark blackish olive, very much darker than the back; the supercilium is buff; the wing-bars are dull yellow, and the upper one is indistinct and tinged with green.

Upper mandible black; lower mandible yellow at base, blackish at tip ; legs and feet pale yellowish (Brooks).

Length about 4.1; tail 1.7; wing 2.2; tarsus .75; bill from gape .4; the second primary is about equal to the ninth.

I have seen very few specimens of this bird, but these few are quite distinct from P. superciliosus and P. humii, neither of which approaches its rich Coloration.

Distribution. The Khasi hills and Sikhim, where this species is probably a resident.

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: 
419. Phylloscopus mandellii
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
419
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
411
Common name: 
Mandellis Willow Warbler
M_ID: 
23024
M_SN: 
Phylloscopus humei mandellii
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
580

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