461. Suya superciliaris

461. Suya superciliaris.

Anderson's Hill-Warbler.

Suya superciliaris, Anders. P. Z. S. 1871, p. 212; id. Yunnan Exped., Aves, p. 642, pi. Ii; Hume Dav. S. F. vi, p. 350; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 3; id. Cat. ho. 547 bis; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 182; Oates, B. B. i, p. 124. Suva albogularis, Hume,S. F. i, p. 459 (1873) ; id. S. F. ix, p. 227 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 182. Suya erythropleura, Wald, in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 120 ; Hume, S. F. v, p. 58; Hume Dav. S. F. vi, p. 351; Hume, Cat. no. 549 quat.

Coloration. Forehead, crown, and nape dark brown; upper plumage and the edges of the wing-feathers fulvous-brown ; tail fulvous-brown, with paler tips, But with no subterminal dark patches; a narrow white supercilium from the nostril to the end of the ear-coverts ; lores, behind and round the eye dusky slaty ; ear-coverts ashy grey ; chin, cheeks, throat, breast, and abdomen fulvous-white, the breast darker, with brown marks or streaks, more numerous at the sides ; sides of the body and under tail-coverts ochraceous.

Upper mandible black; lower mandible, legs, feet, and claws fleshy-pink; iris brownish yellow (Hume & Davison).

Length about 6.5; tail 3.8; wing 2; tarsus .85; bill from gape .6.

There appears to be no difference between the summer and winter plumage of this bird, judging from the specimens I have been able to examine.

Distribution. Anderson procured this species at Momein, on the Chinese frontier; Wardlaw Ramsay at Toungngoo ; and Davison on Muleyit mountain, in Tenasserim. It also occurs in Sumatra.

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: 
461. Suya superciliaris
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Andersons Hill Warbler
Hill Prinia
Prinia superciliaris
Vol. 1

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