106. Argya gularis

106. Argya gularis.

The White-throated Babbler.

Chatorhea gularis, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xxiv, p. 478 (1855) ; Jerd. Ibis, 1862, p. 19; Blanf. Ibis, 1870, p. 466; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 124; Anders. Yunnan Exped., Aves, p. 639, pl. xlviii; Hume, Cat. no. 439 bis; Oates, S. F. x, p. 209. Crateropus gularis (Blyth), Oates, B. B. i, p. 31. Argya gularis (Blyth), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 396.

Coloration. Forehead and a line on either side as far as the eye grey, each feather with a black streak; crown, hind neck, back, and scapulars ruddy brown, the feathers with dark brown shaft-stripes ; rump and upper tail-coverts olive-brown, the latter with faint stripes ; tail olive-brown, cross-rayed ; exposed parts of wings olive-brown, some of the greater coverts indistinctly dark-shafted ; ear-coverts and sides of the neck ruddy brown; lores black; chin, throat, cheeks, and upper breast white; remainder of lower plumage ferruginous.

I omitted to note the colour of the soft parts of this bird when in Burma and no one else appears to have recorded them.

Length about 10.5; tail 5.5; wing 3.2 ; tarsus 1.4; bill from gape 1.

Distribution. The valley of the Irrawaddy river from Prome to Bhamo.

Habits, &c. This species is very common round Thayetmyo, living in bamboo-jungle and entering compounds and gardens. It associates in small flocks, feeds on the ground, and is as noisy as its congeners.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
106. Argya gularis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
106
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
107
Common name: 
White Throated Babbler
M_ID: 
24701
M_CN: 
White-throated Babbler
M_SN: 
Turdoides gularis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
142

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