Schoenicola platyurus

Schoenicola platyurus, Jerdon.

442. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 73; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 401.

THE BROAD-TAILED REED BIRD.

Length, 5.75 ; expanse, 8 ; wing, 2.5 ; tail, 2.5 ; tarsus, 0.88 ; bill at front, 0.4.

Bill horny-yellow ; irides yellowish-brown ; legs fleshy-yellow.

Above dark olive-brown; the feathers of the tail obsoletely barred; beneath ochrey-yellowish.

The Broad-tailed Reed Bird is very rare. Major Butler found it breeding at Belgaum amongst long grass in September. It is probably only a seasonal visitant.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Schoenicola platyurus
Spp Author: 
Jerdon.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
183
Common name: 
Broad Tailed Reed Bird
M_ID: 
23403
M_CN: 
Broad-tailed Grassbird
M_SN: 
Schoenicola platyurus
id: 
11585

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