171. Stachyrhis assimilis

171. Stachyrhis assimilis.

The Allied Babbler.

Stachyrhis assimilis, Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 116 (1875) ; Hume, S. F. v, p. 56; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi,pp. 265, 514 ; Hume, Cat. no. 394 bis. Stachyris bocagei, Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (1) xiv, p. 223 (1879). Stachyridopsis assimilis (Wald.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p, 602; Oates, B. B. i, p. 53; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) v, p. 605.

Coloration. Resembles S. chrysaea. Differs in having the whole upper plumage dull green, tinged with ashy or slaty on the back, the yellow on the crown quite pale, and the lower plumage entirely dull yellow. Of the same size as S. chrysaea.

Legs and feet fleshy yellow; upper mandible brown; lower pale plumbeous, fleshy at base; iris deep red-brown (Davison). Iris lake; bill lavender, pink at base; legs brownish yellow; feet greenish ( Wardlaw Ramsay).

Distribution. There are undoubted specimens of this species in the Hodgson collection, either from Nepal or Sikhim ; there is also in the British Museum a specimen from Assam; the bird is known from Karennee, and from Muleyit and Nwalabo mountains in Tenasserim; it also occurs in the mountains of Sumatra.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
171. Stachyrhis assimilis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
171
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
163
Common name: 
Allied Babbler
M_ID: 
24335
M_SN: 
Stachyridopsis chrysaea assimilis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
227

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