1768. Spilornis cheela ricketti

(1768) Spilornis cheela ricketti

THE CHINESE SERPENT-EAGLE.

Spilornis cheela ricketti Sclater, Bull. B. O. C., xl, p. 37 (1919) (Yamakan, Fokien). Spilornis cheela. Blanf. & Oates, iii, p. 357.

Vernacular names. Doun-zoon (Burmese).

Description. Differs from S. c. cheela in having both upper and lower parts rather paler, the back being a paler ashy-brown with a purple-brown gloss ; the cheeks are grey and the chin and throat never black but either grey or brown, concolorous with the breast; the spots on the abdomen are very white and conspicuous but the adjoining dark markings paler and less conspicuous than in cheela ; the terminal black primary band is dark, as in that race.

Colours of soft parts as in the other races.

Measurements. Wing 455 to 490 mm.; culmen 41 to 45 mm.

Distribution. South China from Amoy to North-East Burma.

Nidification. Nothing recorded.

Habits. Those of the species.

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.5 1928.
Title in Book: 
1768. Spilornis cheela ricketti
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1768
Year: 
1928
Page No: 
100
Common name: 
Chinese Serpent Eagle
M_ID: 
2673
M_SN: 
Spilornis cheela ricketti
Volume: 
Vol. 5
Term name: 
id: 
4385

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