70. Sylviparus modestus modestus

(70) Sylviparus modestus modestus.

THE YELLOW-BROWED TIT.

Sylviparus modestus Burton, P. Z. S., p. 154 (1835) (Nepal); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 53.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Upper plumage, sides of the neck, the wings and tail olive-green, the feathers of the crown centred with brown; sides of the head yellowish green slightly mottled with brown; a ring of feathers round the eye and a short eye-brow yellow; lower plumage yellow tinged with ochraceous; edge of wing and under wing-coverts bright yellow.
Colours of soft parts. Bill dark plumbeous, palest along the commissure and at base of the lower mandible; legs and feet plumbeous ; iris very dark brown (Davison).

Measurements. Total length about 100 mm.; tail about 35 mm.; wing 60 to 64 mm.; tarsus about 15 mm.; culmen about 5 mm.

Distribution. Garhwal, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and hills N. of the Brahmaputra at least as far East as the Abor Hills. Nidification. Nothing known.

Habits. A bird of the hills above 6,000 feet. In winter it apparently comes much lower, possibly on rare occasions into the plains.

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: 
70. Sylviparus modestus modestus
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
70
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
88
Common name: 
Yellow Browed Tit
M_ID: 
21037
M_SN: 
Sylviparus modestus modestus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2458

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