174. Stachyrhidopsis pyrrhops

174. Stachyrhidopsis pyrrhops.

The Red-billed Babbler.

Stachyris pyrrhops, 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. 21; Stoliczka, J. A. S. B. xxxvii, pt. ii, p. 36; Cock & Marsh. S. F. i, p. 354; Hume, N. A} E. p. 243; Brooks, S. F. iii, p. 237; Hume, Cat. no. 392. Stachyridopsis pyrrhops (Hodgs), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 600; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 114.
The Red-billed Wren-Babbler, Jerd.

Coloration. Forehead and anterior half of crown fulvous, blending with the olive-brown of the upper plumage, the feathers of the forehead, crown, and mantle dark-shafted; lores and chin black, the lower portion of the latter barred with white; sides of the head fulvous; lower plumage rather brighter fulvous, the sides of the body, flanks, thighs, and under tail-coverts tinged with olivaceous.

Upper mandible dark brown, lower fleshy pink tinged blue ; legs, feet, and claws brownish fleshy; iris red(Hume Coll.). Iris blood-red ; bill sordid sanguine (Jerdon).

Length about 5; tail 2.2; wing 2.1; tarsus .7; bill from gape .65.

Distribution. The Himalayas from Murree to Nepal. This species does not appear to occur in Sikhim. It ranges up to 7000 feet.

Habits, &c. Breeds in June and probably in other months, making a cup-shaped nest of dry reed-leaves lined with grass in a bush. The eggs are white speckled with reddish, and measure .66 by .51.

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: 
174. Stachyrhidopsis pyrrhops
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Red Billed Babbler
Black-chinned Babbler
Stachyridopsis pyrrhops
Vol. 1

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