124. Pomatorhinus phayrii

124. Pomatorhinus phayrii.

Phayre's Scimitar Babbler.

Pomatorhinus phayrii, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xvi, p. 452 (1847) ; id. Cat. p. 146; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 103; Jerd. Ibis, 1872, p. 301; Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 113; Wardlaw Ramsay, His, 1878, p. 135, pl. iv, fig. 2; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 279 ; Hume, Cat. no. 401 bis; Oates, B. B. i, p. 73; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 422 ; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 147.

Coloration. Resembles P. albigularis. Differs in having the upper plumage of a greenish tint with no trace of rufous, the black border over the supercilium being very narrow and in some cases almost obsolete, and in the lower plumage being of a much deeper ferruginous.

Bill coral-red ; iris lemon-yellow ; legs brown with a tinge of greenish ( Cockburn) ; iris yellowish white (Hume) ; iris pale yellow ( Godw.-Austen).

Length about 9.5; tail 4; wing 3.5 ; tarsus 1.3; bill from gape 1.2.

Distribution. Moflong, Assam; Shillong and Cherra Poonjee ; Naga hills ; Manipur ; Arrakan.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
124. Pomatorhinus phayrii
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
124
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
121
Common name: 
Phayres Scimitar Babbler
M_ID: 
24232
M_SN: 
Pomatorhinus ferruginosus phayrei
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
162

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