701. Rhipidura aureola burmanica

(701) Rhipidura aureola burmanica.

The Burmese "White-browed Fantail Flycatcher.

Leucocerca burmanica Hume, S. F., ix, p. 175 (1881) (Thoungyan). Rhipidura albifrontata. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 52 (part.).

Vernacular names. Dao phari (Cachari).

Description.— Adult male. Differs from JR. a. aureola in being very much paler above and more ashy in tint. The two central pairs of tail-feathers are generally all brown and the white on the lateral tail-feathers is not so extensive; the spots on the wing-coverts are absent or obsolete.

Colours of soft parts as in the preceding bird.

Measurements. Wing 77 to 86 mm.

Female and Young differ from those of 22. a. aureola in the same way as the male does.

Distribution. Assam, South of the Brahmaputra, Burma, Shan States and South-West Siam.

Nidification. Differs in no way from that of the last bird but this race is perhaps less exclusively an open-country bird. In North Cachar it was not rare in the wide expanses of park-Ike country to the north and wherever similar open country is found it occurs and breeds in the months April to July. The nest and eggs cannot be distinguished from those of R. a. aureola. One hundred eggs average 17.2 x 12.8 mm.: maxima 18.7 x 13.0 and 17.4x 13.5 mm.; minima 16.0 X 11.6 mm. I obtained it breeding up to 5,000 feet in the Khasia Hills.

Habits. Similar to those of the Indian birds.

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.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
701. Rhipidura aureola burmanica
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
701
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
278
Common name: 
Burmese "white Browed Fantail Flycatcher
M_ID: 
19700
M_SN: 
Rhipidura aureola burmanica
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
3292

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