279. Stachyridopsis rufifrons rufifrons

(279) Stachyridopsis rufifrons rufifrons

HUME'S BABBLER.

Stachyris rufifrons Hume, S. F., i, p. 479 (1873) (Pegu). Stachyrhidopsis rufifrons. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 165.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. This species differs from the last in having the rufous of the head much duller and confined to the anterior crown ; the upper plumage is more grey. In S. r. rufifrons the striae both on head and throat are inconspicuous or obsolete and the chin itself is white ; the lower plumage is a tawny buff.

Colours of soft parts. Iris deep red; bill bluish plumbeous-black (Harington); legs and feet pale fleshy-horn.

Measurements. Total length about 115 to 120 mm.; wing 50 to 53 mm.; tail about 48 mm.; tarsus about 18 mm.; culmen about 10 mm.

Distribution. Shan States to Tenasserim, Burma, North-East Siam *.

Nidification not recorded.

Habits. Apparently those of the next race. A low-level bird found from the plains up to 3,000 feet or so and haunting both dense forest and the more open bamboo; grass- and scrub-jungles.

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.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
279. Stachyridopsis rufifrons rufifrons
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
279
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
269
Common name: 
Humes Babbler
M_ID: 
24314
M_SN: 
Stachyridopsis rufifrons rufifrons
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2707

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