468. Spelaeornis longicaudatus reptatus

(468) Spelaeornis longicaudatus reptatus.

Bingham's Long-tailed Wren.

Urocichla reptata Bingham, Bull. B. O. C, xiii, p. 54 (1903) (Loi-pang-Nan, Mekong Valley).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Similar to sinlumensis but with wings more cinnamon-chestnut, below all grey with no white on throat and breast and with the dark bars and paler spots obsolete; the sides of breast and flanks are more rufous.

Colours of soft parts. "Iris crimson; bill dark brown; legs and feet brown" (Forest).

Measurements. Wing 47 mm.; tail damaged; tarsus 20 mm. culmen 13 mm.

Distribution. East of Kengtung on the Mekong 7alley at about 7,000 feet and on the Shweli-Salwin Divide in Tunnan.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded and only one specimen obtained by Harington and a second by Forrest in Yunnan at about 8,000 feet in December 1919 in a thicket. Nests and eggs sent me by a collector from Thoungyi, Southern Shan States, are probably of this race but the birds' skins sent are too fragmentary to distinguish with any certainty. The nests are exactly like those of the Assam Long-tailed Wren, as are the eggs which measure 18.5 x l4.9 mm.

The two clutches, each of three slightly incubated eggs, were ' taken on the 16th and 28th April respectively.

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: 
468. Spelaeornis longicaudatus reptatus
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
468
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
455
Common name: 
Binghams Long Tailed Wren
M_ID: 
24255
M_CN: 
Grey-bellied Wren-Babbler
M_SN: 
Spelaeornis reptatus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2953

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