Drymoipus sylvaticus

Drymoipus sylvaticus, Jerdon.

545. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 181.

THE JUNGLE WREN WARBLER.

Length, 6 ; wing, 2.4 ; tail, 2.75 ; tarsus, 1.

Bill black ; irides orange buff; legs dark fleshy-yellow.

Above olive-brown; superciliary streak and beneath white, tinged throughout with yellowish ; tail obsoletely barred, with a narrow subterminal dark band, tipped with white, except on the central tail-feathers.

The Jungle Wren Warbler occurs in Central India and Khandeish ; it has not been recorded from either the Deccan, Guzerat, or Sind. I found it breeding near Neemuch in July; the nest was purse-shaped, composed of rough grass, and contained three fresh eggs, pale greenish-white in color, thickly spotted with rusty-red, the spots much more dense at the larger end. Mr. Davidson found them to be far from uncommon in Khandeish, and he informs me that the number of eggs is usually four and occasionally five.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Drymoipus sylvaticus
Spp Author: 
Jerdon.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
220
Common name: 
Jungle Wren Warbler
M_ID: 
23804
M_CN: 
Jungle Prinia
M_SN: 
Prinia sylvatica
Term name: 
id: 
11685

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