175. Cyanoderma erythropterum.
The Red-winged Babbler.
Timalia erythroptera, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xi, p. 794 (1842) ; id. Cat. p. 150 ; Horsf. & M. Cat. i. pp. 229, 420; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 322. Cyanoderma erythropterum (Blyth), Salvad. Ucc. Born. p. 213 ; Tweedd. Ibis, 1877, p. 308; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 269; Hume, Cat. no. 396 bis; id. 8. F. ix, p. 129; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 115. Mixornis erythroptera (Blyth), Oates, B. B. i, p. 51; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 580.
Coloration. Forehead, supercilium, ear-coverts, sides of the head and neck, chin, throat, and breast clear plumbeous; abdomen, flanks, vent, and under tail-coverts fulvous brown; upper plumage rufescent brown; wing-coverts, wings, and tail bright ferruginous.
Bill dark plumbeous blue, upper mandible darkest, in some brownish ; visible skin of cheeks and orbits from pure light to dull dirty smalt-blue; iris madder-red to deep brown; legs, feet, and claws very pale, almost white, tinged with greenish or yellowish green (Hume & Davison).
Length about 5.5; tail 2; wing 2.3; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .7.
Distribution. The extreme south of Tenasserim, ranging down the Malay peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.
Habits, &c. Entirely arboreal. Davison found the nest in April - a round ball of dry reed-leaves in a bush ; it did not contain eggs.