68. Pratincola insignis

68. HODGSON’S BUSH CHAT.
PRATINCOLA INSIGNIS.
Pratincola insignis, Hodgs, in Gray’s Zool. Misc. p. 83 (1844) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. iv. p. 183 ; Pleske, Prjevalsky’s Reisen. ii. p. 43, pl. i. figs. 1, 2 ; Oates, F. Brit. Ind. Birds, ii. p. 64.
Male ad. (Nepal). Crown, sides of the head, hind-neck and back black ; upper tail-coverts pure white ; wings black, with a large white patch ; tail white at the extreme base, otherwise black ; chin, throat, and sides of the neck pure white ; fore neck and breast orange chestnut ; flanks white, washed with orange chestnut ; abdomen and under tail-coverts buffy white ; bill and legs black ; iris brown. Culmen 0.55, wing 3.55, tail 2.5, tarsus 1.1 inch. The female has the upper parts, tail and wings brown, with fulvous margins ; sides of the head and neck dull fulvous ; ear-coverts rufescent, under parts rusty brown, darker on the breast.
Hab. Nov-Saissan and Alaschan ; the plains of Northern India from Cawnpore to the Bhutan Doars ; Nepal. Frequents flat open localities thickly covered with cane-fields. Nothing appears to be known respecting its ni¬dification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
68. Pratincola insignis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
68
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
45
Common name: 
Hodgson’s Bush Chat
M_ID: 
28383
M_CN: 
White-throated Bush Chat
M_SN: 
Saxicola insignis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10363

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