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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
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
CatNo: 
655
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
124
Common name: 
White Browed Bush Robin
M_ID: 
28181
M_CN: 
White-browed Bush Robin
M_SN: 
Tarsiger indicus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
895

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