385. Terpsiphone incii

385. CHINESE PARADISE FLYCATCHER.
TERPSIPHONE INCII.
Terpsiphone incii (Gould), B. of Asia, ii. pl. 19 (1852) ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 112, pl. 82 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. iv. p. 350 ; Bianchi and Berezovski, Ptitz. Kan-su, &c., p. 73.
Pae-lien, Hong-lien, Chinese.
Male ad. (China). Differs from T. paradisi in having the upper parts, in¬cluding the secondaries, much darker, rich chestnut-maroon, the tail simi¬larly coloured ; quills blackish, broadly margined with chestnut-maroon ; inner secondaries chestnut-red, with a broad central black line ; breast and flanks slate-grey, rest of under parts white ; bill and eyelid cobalt blue ; legs greenish ; iris brown. Culmen 0.85, wing 4.1, tail 4.7, the middle rectrices 6.8 longer, tarsus 0.68 inch. The female has not the middle feathers elongated, is paler, and has a shorter crest. According to Messrs. David and Oustalet, the old males, like T. paradisi, assume a white plumage.
Hab. Manchuria and China, ranging south to the Malay peninsula and Sumatra.
In habits it is said to resemble T. paradisi, and in China it frequents the plains and low hills, not the mountains, and is often seen in gardens.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
385. Terpsiphone incii
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
385
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
262
Common name: 
Chinese Paradise Flycatcher
M_ID: 
19934
M_SN: 
Terpsiphone paradisi incei
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10145

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