413. Phylloscopus maculipennis

413. Phylloscopus maculipennis.

The Grey-faced Willow-Warbler.

Abrornis maculipennis, Blyth, Ibis, 1867, p. 27; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 309. Reguloides sp. ?, Blanf. J. A. 8. B. xli, pt. ii, pp. 162, 163. Abrornis chloronotus, Hodgs., Hume, S. F. 1, p. 494 (1873) ; id. N. & F. p. 372; id. S. F. iv, p. 503. Reguloides chloronotus (Hodgs.), Hume, Cat. no. 566 ter. Reguloides maculipennis (Blyth), Brooks, J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 247 ; id. S. F. viii, pp. 392, 482. Phylloscopus maculipennis (Blyth), Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 70.

Coloration. Forehead, crown, nape, and hind neck dark olive-brown, an ill-defined but rather broad coronal band pale buff; upper plumage yellowish green; lower part of the rump bright sulphur-yellow; wings dark brown, edged with yellowish green, the greater wing-coverts broadly edged with bright yellow, the median tipped more narrowly and less distinctly; the later quills tipped with yellowish white; the three outer pairs of tail-feathers white, except on the terminal half of the outer webs, which is brown ; the three middle pairs brown, edged with yellowish green; lores and behind the eye dark brown; a distinct supercilium to the nape pale buff; chin, throat, and upper breast grey ; remainder of the lower plumage yellow.

Bill black ; legs dark fleshy brown.

Length nearly 4; tail 1.4; wing 1.9; tarsus .65; bill from gape .4; first primary .5; the second is about equal to the ninth or tenth.

Distribution. The Himalayas, from the Sutlej river to Bhutan. This appears to be a resident species, merely moving vertically according to season.

* However indulgent ornithologists may wish to be to Hodgson, it is, in the ease of this bird, most undesirable to attach the name chloronotus to it. Seebohm has fully stated the case, and so has Hume; and after a personal investigation into the matter I agree with the former and also, I may add, with Brooks in their views of the question.

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: 
413. Phylloscopus maculipennis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
413
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
406
Common name: 
Grey Faced Willow Warbler
M_ID: 
23011
M_CN: 
Ashy-throated Warbler
M_SN: 
Phylloscopus maculipennis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
574

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