Malacocercus griseus

Malacocercus griseus, Latham.

433. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 60; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 400.

THE WHITE-HEADED BABBLER.

Length, 9; wing, 4 ; tail, 4; tarsus, 1.25 ; bill at front, 0.55.

Bill yellowish; irides yellowish-white; legs fleshy-yellow.

Head, lores and nape, fulvescent or dirty-whitish; plumage above darker brown than the last, the feathers with pale shafts; quills not barred; tail brown, very faintly barred, and the outer feathers tipped pale; beneath the chin and throat are mixed brown and ashy, conspicuously darker than the neighbouring parts, each feather being ashy at the base, and with a dark band, tipped paler; as the pale tip gets worn away, the dark tinge becomes more apparent; from the breast the rest of the lower parts are pale fulvescent, inclining to rufescent.

The White-headed Babbler is common at and near Belgaum, where it is a permanent resident, breeding from April to July.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Malacocercus griseus
Spp Author: 
Latham.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
179
Common name: 
White Headed Babbler
M_ID: 
24734
M_CN: 
Yellow-billed Babbler
M_SN: 
Turdoides affinis
Term name: 
id: 
11573

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