216. Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps ochraceiceps

(216) Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps ochraceiceps.

LLOYD'S SCIMITAR-BABBLER.

Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps Walden, A. M N. H., xii, p. 487 (1873) (Shan States) ; Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 123.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Upper plumage bright ochraceous, the inner webs of the quills pale brown; tail paler ochraceous, the terminal halves of the feathers suffused with brown; lores and feathers at the base of the upper mandible black; a narrow white supercilium from nostrils to nape; ear-coverts rich hair-brown; chin, throat, breast and centre of abdomen pure white; flanks, vent and under tail-coverts ochraceous.

Colours of soft parts. Iris pale brown—probably young birds— to yellowish red and bright yellow; bill vermilion with a dusky patch next forehead ; legs and feet yellowish or greenish brown.

Measurements. Length about 220 mm.: wing 86 to 92 mm.; tail about 105 to 110 mm.; tarsus about 32 mm.; culmen about 30 to 32 mm.

Distribution. The Karen Hills and Karenni, Mts. of Tenasserim. Nidification unknown.

Habits. Those of the genus, but Davison says that he sometimes, found them in comparatively open spaces and also that he saw them moving about moderately high up in the branches of trees. They keep above 3,000 feet and are found in pairs, not flocks.

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: 
216. Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps ochraceiceps
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
216
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
217
Common name: 
Lloyds Scimitar Babbler
M_ID: 
24226
M_SN: 
Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps ochraceiceps
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2628

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