123. Pomatorhinus albigularis

123. Pomatorhinus albigularis.

Blyth's Scimitar Babbler.

Pomatorhinus albogularis, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xxiv, p. 274 (1855); id. Birds Burm. p. 113; Wardlaw Ramsay, Ibis, 1878, p. 135, pl. v, fig. 1; Hume Dav. S. F. vi, pp. 281, 514 ; Hume, Cat. no. 401 quat.; Oates, B. B. i, p. 74; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 423. Pomatorhinus mariae, Wald. A. M. N. H. (4), xv, p. 403(1875); Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 113; Hume, S. F. hi, p. 404; v, p. 136.

Coloration. Upper plumage, the tail, and the exposed parts of the closed wings uniformly olive-brown tinged with rufous, the head slightly darker as a rule ; a distinct supercilium from the nostrils to the nape, rufous near the bill and white elsewhere, bordered above by a distinct black band extending to the forehead ; lores, under the eye, the ear-coverts, and a continuation of them down the sides of the neck black ; chin and throat white ; cheeks and lower plumage pale ferruginous, the sides of the body, vent, and under tail-coverts olive-brown.

Legs and feet pale greenish brown, sometimes a dingy brownish green; bill vermilion-red ; iris creamy white (Hume Sf Davison).

Length about 10; tail 4.2; wing 3.8; tarsus 1.4; bill from gape 1.1.

Distribution. The Toungngoo and Karen hills ; the neighbourhood of Muleyit and Nwalabo mountains in Tenasserim, extending down to Tavoy. This bird is found at all elevations up to 6000 feet.

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: 
123. Pomatorhinus albigularis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Blyth's Scimitar Babbler
Pomatorhinus ferruginosus albogularis
Vol. 1

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