349. Sphenocichla humii

349. Sphenocichla humii.

Hume's Wedge-billed Wren.

Heterorhynchus humei, Mandelli, S. F. i, p. 415 (1873); Hume, Cat. no. 383 bis. Sphenocichla humii (Mand.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 283 (part.).

Coloration. Forehead and sides of the head blackish, with white shafts; the whole upper plumage and wing-coverts golden brown, each feather with a pale shaft and very distinctly bordered with black, and the feathers of the back, rump, scapulars, and coverts also cross-barred with black; wings and tail dull golden brown cross-barred with black; sides of the neck black; a broad supercilium grey, reaching to the nape and there terminating in a number of drops extending over the sides of the neck ; chin, throat, breast, and sides of the body deep black with pale whitish shafts; centre of the abdomen ashy; vent, flanks, and under tail-coverts golden brown, each feather with a pale shaft and distinctly edged with black.

In the dry state the legs and claws are dark brown, the bill bluish horny, paler below.

Length about 7; tail 2.9; wing 3; tarsus 1.1; bill from gape 1.05.

Distribution. Native Sikhim only, so far as is at present known, from which place there is a considerable series in the British Museum, procured by Mandelli's men, and preserved in the Hume Collection. Nothing whatever is known about the habits of this bird.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
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349. Sphenocichla humii
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Humes Wedge Billed Wren
Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler
Sphenocichla humei
Vol. 1
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