317. Sitta neglecta

317. Sitta neglecta.

The Burmese Nuthatch.

Sitta neglecta, Wald. A. M. N. H. (4) v, p. 218 (1870) ; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 87 ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 201; Hume, Cat. no. 250 bis; Bingham, S. F. ix, p. 171 ; Gadow, Cat. B. M. viii, p. 349; Oates, B. B. i, p. 131; id. in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 193.

Coloration. Similar to Sitta cinnamomeiventris. Differs in having the throat and breast much paler than the abdomen and not concolorous with it, and in having the white of the chin, cheeks, and ear-coverts blending with the rufous of the throat and breast, and not sharply defined from it. The sexes of both species differ in the same relative manner.

Iris brown; upper mandible bluish black, lower plumbeous ; legs and feet dark plumbeous ; claws horn-colour.

Length about 5.5; tail 1.7; wing 3.2; tarsus .75; bill from gape .9.

Distribution. Throughout Pegu and Tenasserim, up to the Irrawaddy river on the west and to Karennee and the Salween river on the east, and extending south to the latitude of Muleyit mountain on both sides of the range.

Habits, &c. Bingham found the nest in Tenasserim on the 21st March, with five young birds, in a hole of a branch of a dead tree. The hole was about 6 inches deep, and the mouth of the hole was plastered and reduced in size by an edging of clay.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
317. Sitta neglecta
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
317
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
301
Common name: 
Burmese Nuthatch
M_ID: 
26406
M_CN: 
Burmese Nuthatch
M_SN: 
Sitta neglecta
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
439

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