225. Pomatorhinus hypoleucus tickell

(225) Pomatorhinus hypoleucus tickell!.

TICKELL'S SCIMITAR-BABBLER.

Pomatorhinus tickelli Blyth, J. A. S. B., xxiv, p. 273 (1875) (Tenasserim) ; Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 127.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Differs from the preceding bird in being a richer-olive-brown above and in having the rufous head-patch streaked with white, the streaks increasing in size and extending on to the rufous of the neck and shoulders.

Colours of soft parts. The legs and feet vary a good deal, being pale bluish green, very pale brown, or pale whitish blue; the upper mandible pale brown, the lower mandible pale whitish blue; iris pale to dark brown and brownish red; naked patch behind the eye flesh-colour, more or less strongly tinged blue (Hume & Davison).

Measurements as in P. h. hypoleucus. Distribution. Tenasserim.

Nidification. Mr. C. Hopwood describes its nest as like that of the Arrakan Scimitar-Babbler, but placed in clumps of bamboo and made of tendrils, twigs and roots. It breeds apparently from January to March, and lays two or three white eggs measuring about 30.2 x 22.7 mm.

Habits. Davison remarks that this Babbler keeps much to thick undergrowth, either in pairs or small parties, keeping to the ground more exclusively than any of the other Scimitar-Babblers known by him.

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: 
225. Pomatorhinus hypoleucus tickell
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
225
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
223
Common name: 
Tickells Scimitar Babbler
M_ID: 
24163
M_SN: 
Pomatorhinus hypoleucos tickelli
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2637

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