421. Acanthopneuste nitidus

421. Acanthopneuste nitidus.

The Green Willow-Warbler.

Phylloscopus nitidus, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xii, p. 965 (1843); id. Cat. p. 184; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 193; Hume, Cat. no. 559; Legge, Birds Ceyl. p. 551; Reid, S. F. x, p. 47; Scully, Ibis, 1881, p. 448; Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 4 ; Barnes, Birds Bom. p. 228.
The Bright-green Tree- Warbler, Jerd.

Coloration. Upper plumage and the sides of the neck bright yellowish green; wing-coverts brown, edged with yellowish green; the median coverts faintly, the greater coverts distinctly tipped with pale yellow; wings and tail brown, narrowly edged green, the outer tail-feathers margined with white interiorly ; lores and behind the eye olive; a very distinct yellow supercilium from the bill to the nape ; the whole lower plumage primrose-yellow; the axillaries and under wing-coverts brighter.

In summer the plumage is probably much the same as in winter.

Iris dark brown; legs and feet olive-grey; bill brown above, flesh-coloured below (Butler).

Length about 5 ; tail 2 ; wing 2.4 ; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .6 ; the Length of the second primary is between the sixth and seventh, or equal to the eighth ; the first measures .55.

Distribution. A winter visitor to the whole of India from the Himalayas to Ceylon, and from Sind to about the longitude of Calcutta. Its summer-quarters are not known with certainty, but they are not unlikely to be in Kashmir and the higher levels of the Himalayas.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
421. Acanthopneuste nitidus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Green Willow Warbler
Green Warbler
Phylloscopus nitidus
Vol. 1

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