Sylvia jerdoni

Sylvia jerdoni, Blyth.

581. :- Sylvia orphea, Tem. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 208 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 487 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 409; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 161; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India ; Ibis, 1885, p. 126.

THE LARGE BLACK-CAPPED WARBLER.

Length, 7 ; expanse, 9.25 ; wing, 3.2; tail, 2.75 ; tarsus, 0.9; bill at front, 0.6.

Bill blackish-horny, greyish at base beneath ; irides pale whitish-yellow; legs greenish-grey.

Above ' brownish-ashy, tolerably pure ashy on the nape and rump; cap, lores, and ear-coverts black in the male, dusky or blackish-grey in the female; beneath whitish, pure white on the throat and middle of the belly, tinged albescent on the breast; tail blackish, the outer feathers externally white, for the basal two-thirds, and the next four successively less broadly tipped white; quills dusky-brown with pale edgings.

The Black-capped Warbler is a not uncommon cold weather visitant to all parts of the district.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Sylvia jerdoni
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
232
Common name: 
Large Black Capped Warbler
M_ID: 
25154
M_SN: 
Sylvia crassirostris jerdoni
id: 
11717

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