Taccocua sirkee, Gray.
220. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 353 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 461; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 118.
THE BENGAL SIRKEER.
Length, 17 ; wing, 6 ; tail, 9.5.
Above, pale satin-brown; beneath ashy-brown on the foreneck and breast, tinged with ferruginous, and passing gradually into the ferruginous of the belly, flanks and tibial plumes ; this hue is darker here than in the last, and browner about the vent and under tail-coverts; feathers of the head and neck also black shafted.
The Bengal Sirkeer is not uncommon in Northern Guzerat and Sind ; its habits much resemble those of the last.