130. Pomatorhinus macclellandi

130. Pomatorhinus macclellandi.

McClelland's Scimitar Babbler.

Pomatorhinus macclellandi, Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 32 (1863) (descr. nulla) ; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 103 (1870); Jerd. Ibis, 1872, p. 302 ; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 177; Wardlaw Ramsay, Ibis, 1878, p. 143; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 412; id. Cat. no. 404 quat.; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 431; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 149. Pomatorhinus gravivox, David, Ann. Sci. Nat. xviii, art. v, p. 2 (1873).

Coloration. Upper plumage, tail, exposed parts of closed wings and sides of the neck olive-brown; point of the forehead rufous ; lores whitish in front, blackish behind; cheek-stripe black; ear-coverts chestnut; chin, throat, breast, and abdomen white, the upper breast with a cross band of triangular black spots ; sides of body olive-brown ;. thighs and under tail-coverts deep chestnut.

Legs and feet pale brown ; upper mandible dark brown, lower pale horny drab; orbital skin and bare space behind eye leaden dusky; iris reddish or salmon-white, yellowish white, or very pale yellow (Hume); iris lemon-yellow (Cockburn).

Length about 9; tail 3.6; wing 3.4; tarsus 1.3; bill from gape 1.3.

Distribution. The National Collection contains a large series collected by Hume in Manipur and another by Cockburn at Shillong. The only other example is a bird which Sharpe assures us is Jerdon's type from Dibrugarh in Assam. This species has been obtained by Godwin-Austen in the Barail range and in the Naga hills.

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: 
130. Pomatorhinus macclellandi
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Mcclellands Scimitar Babbler
Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler
Pomatorhinus mcclellandi
Vol. 1

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