Chatarrhoea earlii

Chatarrhoea earlii, Blyth.

439. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 68 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 134.

THE STRIATED REED BABBLER.

Length, 9.9 ; expanse, 1.1; wing, 3.5; tail, 5.5; tarsus, 1.38 ; bill at front, 0.75.

Bill pale greenish-yellow, dusky above and at the tip ; irides bright-yellow ; legs dirty greenish-horn.

Above pale ashy-brown, with dark brown streaks on the head and back, fading on the upper tail-coverts ; tail concolorous with the back, still paler perhaps, and with no trace of striae ; chin, throat, and upper part of the breast dull reddish-fulvous, edged paler, and with faint dark central lines ; the rest of the under parts dingy-fulvous or albescent-brown.

Within our limits, the Striated Reed Babbler only occurs in Sind, where it is a permanent resident, breeding from March to September.

They build a neat but rather massive cup-shaped nest, either in close growing reeds or small bushes. The eggs, three or four in number, closely resemble those of C. caudata, but are larger, averaging 0.96 by 0.73.

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: 
Chatarrhoea earlii
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
182
Common name: 
Striated Reed Babbler
M_ID: 
24698
M_CN: 
Striated Babbler
M_SN: 
Turdoides earlei
Term name: 
id: 
11581

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