Pitta brachyura

Pitta brachyura, Lin.

345. :- Pitta bengalensis, Gmel. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 503 ; P. coronata, Mull; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. Ill, p. 470 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 398.

THE YELLOW-BREASTED GROUND THRUSH,

Nourang, Hin.

Length, 7; wing, 4.25 ; tail, 1.7 ; tarsus, 1.5 ; bill at front, 0.6.

Bill black; irides hazel-brown ; legs yellowish-pink.

Head olivaceous-fulvous, with a median black stripe from the base of bill to the back of the neck, meeting another black band that passes through the ears ; a white superciliary line extending also to the nape, but not quite meeting its fellow ; the whole back, rump, scapulars and wing-coverts, dull blue-green ; the lengthened upper tail-coverts pale-blue; a pale azure-blue patch on the shoulder of the wing; quills black',' with a white bar" on the first six primaries and the tip of all white or albescent; secondaries blue-green on the outer margin, increasing in extent inwardly; tail black, tipped with dull-blue ; beneath, the chin, throat, and the sides of the neck below the ears, white; the rest of the lower parts isabelline or fulvescent, with the middle of the lower part of the abdomen, the vent, and the under tail-coverts, scarlet.

The Yellow-breasted Ground Thrush is not uncommon in the Deccan, during the seasons of migration, viz., April and May, and again in September and October ; it also occurs at Mount Aboo, about the same time, and has not unfrequently been obtained at and near Deesa.

It has not been recorded from Sind.-

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Pitta brachyura
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
169
Common name: 
Yellow-breasted Ground Thrush
M_ID: 
12626
M_CN: 
Indian Pitta
M_SN: 
Pitta brachyura
Term name: 
id: 
11540

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