266. Aethostoma rostrata

(266) AEthostoma rostrata.

BLYTH'S BABBLER.

Trichostoma rostrata Blyth, J. A. S. B., xi, p. 795 (1842) (Malaya); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 153.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. "Whole upper plumage and wings rufescent olive-brown, tinged with rufescent on the upper tail-coverts and outer webs of tall-feathers; lores whitish mottled with black; ear-coverts and round the eye rufescent, the former with whitish shafts; cheeks white with black shafts and tips; entire lower plumage white, washed with pale grey across the breast and suffused with ashy-brown on the sides of the breast and abdomen.

Colours of soft parts. Iris pale red-brown; upper mandible dark horn-brown, lower pale plumbeous blue; legs and feet rather dark pinkish-fleshy ; claws pale horny-brown (Davison).

Measurements. Total length about 160 to 170 mm.; wing 70 to 75 mm.; tail about 52 to 54 mm.; tarsus about 26 mm.; culmen about 18 to 20 mm,

Distribution. The extreme South of Tenasserim, extending down the Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded beyond the fact that Hume asserts it is arboreal.

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: 
266. Aethostoma rostrata
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
266
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
259
Common name: 
Blyth's Babbler
M_ID: 
24602
M_CN: 
White-chested Babbler
M_SN: 
Trichastoma rostratum
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2690

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