403. Sylvia minuscula

403. Sylvia minuscula.

The Small White-throated Warbler.

Sylvia minula, Hume, S. F. i, p. 198 (1873), vii, p. 58. Sylvia minuscula, Hume, Cat. no. 582 bis ; id. S. F. viii, pp. 388, 498 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 20, pl. i; Barnes, Birds Bom. p. 232.

Coloration. Resembles S. althaea and S. affinis, but the upper plumage is sandy brown, contrasting with the pale bluish grey of the forehead, crown, and nape.

Legs and feet horny greenish grey ; bill horny, paler at the base of the lower mandible; iris very pale yellow (Hume).

Length about 5.3 ; tail 2.1; wing 2.3 to 2.45 ; tarsus .75 ; bill from gape .5. The first primary is .5 long; the second primary is equal to the seventh, or between the seventh and eighth.

Distribution. Throughout Sind, Bahawalpur, and Rajputana as far east as Jodhpore as a winter visitor. This species is not unlikely to be a resident throughout the year in some parts of its winter range, but it is not yet known to be so. It is said to summer in Afghanistan.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
403. Sylvia minuscula
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
403
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
398
Common name: 
Small White Throated Warbler
M_ID: 
25141
M_CN: 
Desert Whitethroat
M_SN: 
Sylvia minula
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
562

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