212. Pomatorhinus ferruginosus albigularis

(212) Pomatorhinus ferruginosus albigularis.

BLYTH'S SCIMITAR-BABBLER.

Pomatorhinus albigularis Blyth, J. A. S. B., xxiv, p. 274 (1855) (Muleyit Mt.) Blanf. & Oates, i. p. 121.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Similar to the Cord-billed Scimitar-Babbler, but the crown is very little darker than the back. A black line extends above the white supercilium. The breast and abdomen are a very pale ferruginous, or pale buff with a faint rufous tinge.

Colours of soft parts. Iris creamy-white to bright yellow; legs and feet pale greenish or yellowish brown ; bill deep vermilion or coral-red.

Measurements. A rather larger bird than phayrei, with shorter bill; wing about 95 to 100 mm.; bill about 24 to 25 mm.

Distribution. Mountains of Tenasserim South to Tavoy and North to Karen Hills.

Nidification. Mr. K. Macdonald found it breeding on the Taok plateau 60 miles east of Prome. The nest was of the usual type, and the eggs, two or three in number, measured about 24.6 x 18.4 mm.

Habits similar to those of the other races.

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.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
212. Pomatorhinus ferruginosus albigularis
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
212
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
215
Common name: 
Blyth's Scimitar Babbler
M_ID: 
24234
M_SN: 
Pomatorhinus ferruginosus albogularis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2624

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