911. Horornis albiventris

(911) Horornis albiventris.

The White-bellied Bush-Warbler.

Neornis albiventer Godw.-Austen, J. A. S. B., xiv, pt. 2, p. 199 (1876) (Kashmir). Horornis albiventris. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 436.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. " The whole upper plumage uniform umber-brown tinged with rufous, as are also the visible portions of the wings and tail; a short supercilium and the feathers round the eye grey; ear-coverts umber-brown ; chin dull brown, each feather tipped with brown ; throat purer white, with a subterminal dusky speck on each feather; middle of the abdomen whitish ; remainder of the lower plumage, axillaries and under wing-coverts rich ochraceous brown."

Colours of soft parts. "Bill horny-brown above, pale beneath."

Measurements. Length nearly 5; tail 2.2; wing 2.1; tarsus .85; middle toe and claw .8 inch."

Distribution. " This well-marked form occurs in the Manipur Valley, where the type-specimen was procured at Hengmai by Mr. W. Robert * (Oates, Avifauna, i, p. 436).

I cannot find this specimen anywhere in the British Museum collection and therefore quote Oates in full.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
911. Horornis albiventris
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
911
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
507
Common name: 
White Bellied Bush Warbler
M_ID: 
22635
M_CN: 
Scaly-breasted Wren-babbler
M_SN: 
Pnoepyga albiventer
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
3602

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