170. Stachyrhis chrysaea

170. Stachyrhis chrysaea.

The Golden-headed Babbler.

Stachyris chrysaea, Hodgs., Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiii, p. 379 (1844); Hodgs, in Gray's Zool. Misc. p. 83 (1844) ; id. P. Z. S. 1845, p. 23 ; Blyth, Cat. p. 150; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 232; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 22 ; Hume, N. & E. p. 245; Anders. Yunnan Exped., Aves, p. 636; Hume, Cat. no. 394; id. S. F. xi, p. 142; Oates in Hume's N. E. 2nd ed. i, p. 112. Stachyridopsis chrysaea (Hodgs.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 601; Oates, B. B. i, p. 52.
The Golden-headed Wren-Babbler, Jerd.; Syak-birang-pho, Lepch.

Coloration. Forehead just above the lores pure yellow; lores, in front of the eye, and a short moustachial streak black ; ear-coverts oil-yellow; forehead, crown, and nape bright golden-yellow, streaked with black; upper plumage and exposed parts of wings bright olive-yellow; tail brown, washed with yellow on the outer webs; sides of neck like the back; entire lower plumage bright yellow.

Bill plumbeous; legs pale brownish yellow; iris light brown (Jerdon).

Length about 4.5; tail 2; wing 2; tarsus .75; bill from gape .55.

Distribution. Nepal, Sikhim, Bhutan, and Assam ; Khasi hills ; Manipur; the neighbourhood of Bhamo; probably Arrakan; up to 5000 feet elevation. A specimen from Perak in the British Museum is referable to this species.

Habits, &c. Gammie found a nest in Sikhim in May - an oval structure made of bamboo-leaves and fixed vertically between some upright branchlets within two feet of the ground. The eggs measure .63 by .48.

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: 
170. Stachyrhis chrysaea
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
170
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
163
Common name: 
Golden Headed Babbler
M_ID: 
24331
M_CN: 
Golden Babbler
M_SN: 
Stachyridopsis chrysaea
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
226

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