127. Pomatorhinus austeni

127. Pomatorhinus austeni.

Austen's Scimitar Babbler.

Pomatorhinus austeni, Hume, S. F. x, p. 152 (1881); Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 418 ; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 148.

Coloration. Resembles P. ochraceiceps. Differs in having the upper plumage olive-brown, with merely a tinge of ochraceous on the head and neck only, and in having the sides of the body, vent, and under tail-coverts olivaceous.

Legs and feet pale grey-brown, with a dull green shade, or greyish olive; claws light brown or horny yellow, brownish towards tips ; soles yellowish ; bill coral-red to orange-vermilion; iris pale buff, or very pale orange, or white with an orange tint (Hume).

Length about 10; tail 4.6; wing 3.5; tarsus 1.3; bill from gape 1.5.

Distribution. The only specimens of this bird known are those procured by Hume in Eastern Manipur, where he states it was common in the higher forests.

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: 
127. Pomatorhinus austeni
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
127
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
123
Common name: 
Austens Scimitar Babbler
M_ID: 
24225
M_SN: 
Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps austeni
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
165

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