122. Pomatorhinus ferruginosus

122. Pomatorhinus ferruginosus.

The Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler.

Pomatorhinus ferruginosus, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiv, p. 597 (1845); id. Cat. p. 146 ; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 236 ; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 29 ; Hume, N. E. p. 249; Wardlaw Ramsay, Ibis, 1878, p. 134, pl. iv, fig. 1; Godw.-Aust. J. A. 8. B. xlv, pt. ii, p. 75; Hume, Cat. no. 401; Scully, S. F. viii, p. 288 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 422 ; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 146; Oates in Hume's N. A} E. 2nd ed. i, p. 86. Pomatorhinus rubiginosus, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xxiv, p. 273 (1855).
Piong-Kohut or Poniong-hut, Lepch.; Bhotetet, Bhut.; Pot-gongor, Daphla.

Coloration. The feathers of the forehead rufous and Lengthened; crown, nape, lores, under the eye, the ear-coverts, and a patch behind them black ; a distinct supercilium to the nape, the chin and the cheeks, as far back as the ear-coverts, white; the upper plumage, the tail, and the visible portion of the closed wings olive-brown, tinged with rufous ; chin and throat white ; breast and centre of upper abdomen bright ferruginous; remainder of lower parts olive-brown.

Bill coral-red; legs greenish brown; iris red-brown (Jerdon); iris pale greenish yellow (Godw.-Austen).

Length about 9; tail 4.3; wing 3.6; tarsus 1.2 ; bill from gape. 1.3.

Distribution. The Himalayas, from Nepal to Assam, where it was procured by Godwin-Austen in the Daphla and in the Eastern Naga hills.

Habits, &c. Breeds in Sikhim in May, constructing an egg- or cone-shaped nest of grass, leaves, and fibres on the ground or low down in a bamboo-clump. In a nest found by Gammie there were four eggs, which measured 1.08 by .8.

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: 
122. Pomatorhinus ferruginosus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Coral Billed Scimitar Babbler
Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler
Pomatorhinus ferruginosus
Vol. 1

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