57. Suthora fulvifrons

57. Suthora fulvifrons.

The Fulvous-fronted Crow-Tit.

Suthora fulvifrons, Hodgs., Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiv, p. 579 (1845) ; Blyth, Cat. p. 102; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 378; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 9; Hume, Cat. no. 380. Temnoris fulvifrons, Hodgs. P. Z. S. 1845, p. 31. Chleuasicus fulvifrons {Hodgs.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 494.
Fulvous-fronted Tit-Thrush, Jerd.

Coloration. Forehead, middle portion of the crown, a very short supercilium, cheeks, chin, throat, breast, sides of the neck, and the under tail-coverts bright fulvous; a broad band from the lores over the eye to the nape, the back, rump, and lesser wing-coverts olive-yellow; upper tail-coverts fulvous; greater wing-coverts edged with chestnut; quills with the outer webs chestnut, except the basal halves of those of the primaries, which are hoary; tail blackish, the outer webs, except near the tips, more or less bright chestnut ; abdomen deep grey.

Bill pale; legs light brown (Jerdon).

Length nearly 5; tail 2.6; wing 2.2; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .3. Distribution. Nepal and Sikhim. Very little is known about this bird, and it is very rare in collections.

* As this was going to press Count Salvadori kindly sent me a specimen of a Suthora from Karennee for examination. It has the abdomen and under tail-coverts rather bright fulvous, but I cannot discover that it differs from S. poliotis in any other respect. In justice, however, to Count Salvadori, who has named this species S. feae, I am bound to say that the two specimens of S. poliotis in the British Museum, the only two specimens available for comparison, are by no means good skins, and the various minute markings on the head are not very clear. S. few may therefore be an excellent species. Count Salvadori thus describes it: SUTHORA FEAE, nov. sp.

Suthora S. manipurensi, Godw.-Aust. et Wald., similis, sed taenia supraoculari rufa, minime alba, regione suboculari postica minime alba et rufa marginata, lateribus et subcaudalibus laete rufescentibus facile distinguenda.

Long. tot. 0m,110; al 0m, 045; caud.0m,053; rostri 0m,007 ; tarsi 0m,020. (Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) vii (xxvii) p. 364, 1 Luglio, 1889.)

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
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57. Suthora fulvifrons
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Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Fulvous Fronted Crow Tit
Fulvous Parrotbill
Suthora fulvifrons
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