465. Spelaeornis longicaudatus chocolatinus

(465) Spelaeornis longicaudatus chocolatinus.

Godwin-Austen's Wren.

Pnoepyga chocolatina Godw.-Aust., Ibis, 1875, p. 252 (Kedimai, Manipur).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Upper plumage and wings fulvous-brown, more rufous on lower back, rump and tail; feathers of head and back obsoletely fringed with darker brown; lores and line through eye grey ; chin albescent; centre of belly and breast white, splashed with rufous ; throat, upper breast, sides of lower breast and flanks rufous, the feathers with black terminal edges and subtipped with white; under tail-coverts darker rufous.

Colours of soft parts. " Bill dark brown. Legs pale flesh-colour" (G.-A.).

Measurements. Wing 47 and 50 mm.; tail 36 and 40 mm.; tarsus 20 mm.; culmen 10 and 11 mm.

Distribution. The only two specimens known were obtained by Godwin-Austen at Kedimai, Manipur, about 4,000 feet altitude.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.

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: 
465. Spelaeornis longicaudatus chocolatinus
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
465
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
453
Common name: 
Godwin Austens Wren
M_ID: 
24254
M_CN: 
Naga Wren-Babbler
M_SN: 
Spelaeornis chocolatinus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2950

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