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.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
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
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Common name: 
Golden Headed Babbler
Golden Babbler
Stachyridopsis chrysaea
Vol. 1

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