473. Sphenocichla humei

(473) Sphenocichla humei.

HUME'S WEDGE-BILLED WREN.

Heterorhynchus humei Mandelli, S. F., i, p. 415 (1873) (Native Sikkim). Sphenocichla humii. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 336.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Whole upper plumage rich golden-brown, the feathers edged with black and all but those of the crown and nape narrowly barred with blackish; feathers of head, neck and interscapulars with white shafts, most conspicuous on the forehead; broad white supercilium from the back of the eye breaking up into white spots on the sides of the neck; wings blackish-brown, the visible parts barred with dark golden-brown; chin, throat, breast and flanks dark brown with white shafts and the narrowest of white edges; belly ashy-grey; posterior flanks and under tail-coverts golden-brown.

Colours of soft parts. Irides dark brown; bill slate-colour, the culmen darker; legs dark brown.

Measurements. Wing 70 to 74 mm.; tail 64 to 71 mm.; tarsus 26 to 27 mm.; culmen 22 to 24 mm.

Distribution. Sikkim to the Abor Hills.

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: 
473. Sphenocichla humei
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
473
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
461
Common name: 
Humes Wedge Billed Wren
M_ID: 
24260
M_CN: 
Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler
M_SN: 
Sphenocichla humei
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2960

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