Pomatorhinus obscurus

Pomatorhinus obscurus, Hume.

404ter. :- Butler, Guzerat ; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 471.

HUME'S SCIMITAR BABBLER.

Length, 9.5 to 10.12 ; expanse, 11; wing, 3.5 to 4.15 ; tail, 4; bill at front, 1.32 to 1.35 ; bill at gape, 1.4.

Bill ivory-yellow, horny at base of upper mandible or dirty-yellow, blackish on the ridge at base of upper mandible ; irides dark red or reddish-brown ; legs and feet dark, slightly greenish-plumbeous, or olivaceous-slate.

Chin, throat, breast and centre of abdomen, and a long superciliary stripe from forehead to nape, pure white; the whole of the rest of the plumage a dull smoky earth-brown, rather a purer brown on quills and tail, which are very faintly rufescent; the tail obsoletely barred; the lores dark-brown ; the ear-coverts slightly darker-brown than the rest of the body.

Hume's Scimitar Babbler is common at Aboo, and must occur on the hills in the vicinity of Mhow.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Pomatorhinus obscurus
Spp Author: 
Hume.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
178
Common name: 
Humes Scimitar Babbler
M_ID: 
24182
M_SN: 
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii obscurus
id: 
11570

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