425. Acanthopneuste tenellipes

425. Acanthopneuste tenellipes.

The Pale-legged Willow-Warbler.

Phylloscopus tenellipes, Swinh. Ibis, 1860, p. 53 ; Brooks, S. F. iv, p. 276; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, pp. 354, 517; Hume Cat. no. 556 quat.; Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 46; Oates, S. F. x, p. 222; id. B. B. i, p. 81.

Coloration. Upper plumage olive-brown, suffused with ochraceous, especially on the rump; eye-streak narrow but well defined, extending to the nape, buffish white ; lores and feathers behind the eye blackish ; ear-coverts mingled buff and brown ; wings brown, edged with the colour of the back; wing-coverts brown, very broadly edged with the colour of the back, the median coverts paler at the tips, forming an indistinct wing-bar ; greater coverts broadly tipped with buff, forming a distinct lower bar; lower plumage white, suffused with buff, especially on the vent and flanks.

Upper mandible brown, lower one pale fleshy, dusky at tip ; legs and claws pale flesh-colour ; iris brown.

Length 5.15 ; tail 2 ; wing 2.7 ; tarsus .73; bill from gape .63 ; the second primary is intermediate in Length between the sixth and seventh, or sometimes equal to the seventh ; the first primary is about .55 inch in Length.

Distribution. A winter visitor to Burma, but a comparatively rare one. I procured it at Kyeikpadein on a few occasions in January, February, and April. I did not meet with it in any other part of Pegu. Mr. Davison obtained it at various points in Tenasserim, from Kyouknyat down to Malawun, at which latter place my men also got several specimens. Further south it has been procured at Kussoom in the Malay peninsula.

It probably summers in China and Japan.

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: 
425. Acanthopneuste tenellipes
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Pale Legged Willow Warbler
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler
Phylloscopus tenellipes
Vol. 1

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