128. Pomatorhinus stenorhynchus

128. Pomatorhinus stenorhynchus.

The Narrow-billed Scimitar Babbler.

Pomatorhinus stenorhynchus, Godwin-Austen, J. A. S. B. xlvi, pt. ii, p. 43 (1877); Hume, S. F. v, p. 342; Wardlaw Ramsay, Ibis, 1878, p. 135, pi. v, fig. 2; Hume, Cat. no. 401 quint.; Godw-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlvii, pt. ii, p. 17; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 424.

Coloration. Resembles P. ochraceiceps. Differs in being of a paler ochraceous above and in having the lower parts, except the chin and throat, suffused with ochraceous or rufous buff.

Bill bright orange-red; legs and feet horny grey (Godwin-Austen).

Length about 8; tail 4.1; wing 3.5; tarsus 1.2; bill at gape 1.3 to 1.5; the female appears to be rather smaller than the male.

Distribution. The type of this species was procured at Manbum Tila on the Tenga Pani river near Sadiya, in Assam, at 8000 feet. Hume obtained it from Tippook, and I have seen a specimen which is labelled " Naga Hills."

The next four species have coarser bills, and two of them are sometimes placed in the genus Orthorhinus of Blyth.

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: 
128. Pomatorhinus stenorhynchus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
128
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
124
Common name: 
Narrow Billed Scimitar Babbler
M_ID: 
24224
M_SN: 
Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps stenorhynchus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
166

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