101. Suthora ruficeps ruficeps

(101) Suthora ruficeps ruficeps.

THE RED-HEADED SUTHORA.

Chleuasicus ruficeps Blyth, J.A.S.B., xiv, p. 578 (1845) (Sikkim). Suthora ruficeps. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 67.

Vernacular names. Chongto-phep-pho (Lepcha).

Description. Forehead and crest to hind neck bright chestnut; sides of the head and 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.

Colours of soft parts. Bill creamy or fleshy white or pale horny; legs greenish plumbeous ; iris bright red-brown.

Measurements. Total length about 150 mm.; wing 75 to 78 mm.; tail about 80 mm.; tarsus about 23.5 mm.; culmen about 7.5 mm.

Distribution. Sikkim only.

Nidification unknown.

Habits. A very rare bird found in Sikkim at 7,000 feet upwards. The habits are probably much the same as those of the next bird.

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: 
101. Suthora ruficeps ruficeps
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
101
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
114
Common name: 
Red Headed Suthora
M_ID: 
25341
M_CN: 
White-breasted Parrotbill
M_SN: 
Psittiparus ruficeps
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2497

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