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.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
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
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Common name: 
White Throated Babbler
White-throated Babbler
Turdoides gularis
Vol. 1
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