655. Ianthia indica

655. Ianthia indica.

The White-browed Bush-Robin.

Sylvia indica, Vieill. N. Diet. d'Hist. Nat. xi, p. 207 (1817). Nemura flavo-olivacea, Hodgs. P. Z. S. 1845, p. 27. Tarsiger superciliaris, Hodgs., Moore, P. Z. S. 1854, p. 76; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 311; Hume, Cat. no. 510. Erythaca flavo-olivacea, Blyth, Cat. p. 171. Ianthia superciliaris (Hodgs.), Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 148 ; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xii, pt. ii, p. 161. Tarsiger indicus ( Vieill.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iv, p. 259.

The Rufous-bellied Bush-Chat, Jerd.

Coloration. Male. The whole upper plumage dull slaty blue ; a very well-defined supercilium from the point of the forehead to the nape white ; lores and in front and under the eye black ; sides of the head blackish blue; coverts and quills dark brown, edged with olive-yellow, the coverts next the body more or less suffused with blue ; tail black, suffused with blue on the outer webs ; lower plumage orange-rufous, the sides of the throat mottled with white and the middle of the abdomen whitish.

Female. The whole upper plumage olive-brown, tinged with fulvous on the rump; a partially-concealed white supercilium extending to the nape ; sides of the head anil a ring round the eye ochraceous, mottled with whitish; wings and tail brown, edged with the colour of the back; entire lower plumage ochraceous, tinged with rufous on the breast and paler on the abdomen.

I have not been able to examine a young bird of this species.

Bill black ; legs pale horny-brown ; iris brown (Jerdon).

Length about 6; tail 2.9; wing 3.2; tarsus 1.15; bill from gape .7.

Distribution. Nepal and Sikhim, extending into "Western China. There are few birds about which so little is known as this species.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
655. Ianthia indica
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
White Browed Bush Robin
White-browed Bush Robin
Tarsiger indicus
Vol. 2
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