295. Rhopocichla atriceps bourdilloni

(295) Rhopocichla atriceps bourdilloni.

BOURDILLON'S BABBLER.

Alcippe bourdilloni Hume, S. F., iv, p. 399 (1876) (Mynall). Rhopocichla bourdilloni. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 161.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. The black of the crown, nape, lores and cheeks of R. a. atriceps is replaced with brown and the lower parts from lower breast to under tail-coverts are ferruginous.

Distribution. Travancore, from North to South.

Colours of soft parts and Habits as in the last bird. Mr. T. F. Bourdillon describes the nest as being made of soft blades of reed-grass lined with fine roots. The eggs, which are always two, measure 19.1 x 14.3 mm.
The principal breeding season lasts from March to May but there seems to be a second brood very often in July and August.

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: 
295. Rhopocichla atriceps bourdilloni
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
295
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
282
Common name: 
Bourdillons Babbler
M_ID: 
24347
M_SN: 
Rhopocichla atriceps bourdilloni
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2727

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