58. Suthora ruficeps

58. Suthora ruficeps.

The Smaller Red-headed Crow-Tit.

Chleuasicus ruficeps, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiv, p. 578 (1845); Jerd, B. I. ii, p. 7 ; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlv, pt. ii, p. 190; Hume, Cat. no. 377 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 494. Suthora ruficeps (Blyth), Blyth, Cat. p. 102; Horsf. & M. Cat. i,p. 380.
The Red-headed Tit-Thrush, Jerd.; Chongto-phep-pho, Lepch.

Coloration. Forehead, crest, and nape with the hind neck bright chestnut: sides of the head and of the neck paler; lower plumage white, tinged with pink on the breast; upper plumage rufous-brown, deeper on the tail and exposed parts of the wings; shafts of chin-feathers distinctly black.

Bill whitish horny; legs greenish plumbeous; iris red-brown (Jerdon).

Length about 6 ; tail 3.2; wing 3; tarsus .95; bill from gape .55.

This bird is almost an exact counterpart of Scaeorhynchus ruficeps, differing from it chiefly in its blunter bill and more graduated tail.

Distribution. Sikhim ; and Godwin-Austen notes the species from Baladhan in Cachar. It appears to be a very rare bird.

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: 
58. Suthora ruficeps
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
58
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
67
Common name: 
Smaller Red Headed Crow Tit
M_ID: 
25341
M_CN: 
White-breasted Parrotbill
M_SN: 
Psittiparus ruficeps
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
84

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