150. Drymocataphus rubiginosus

150. Drymocataphus rubiginosus.

The Rufous Babbler.

Trichostoma rubiginosa, Wald. A. M. N. H. (4) xv, p. 402 (1875); id. in Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 115; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 404; id. Cat. no. 387 ter. Drymocataphus rubiginosus ( Wald.), Oates, B. B. i. p. 65; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 500.

Coloration. The whole upper plumage olive-brown tinged with rufous ; the outer webs of the wing-quills more rufous ; chin and throat white; remaining lower plumage bright ferruginous, the centre of the abdomen albescent.

Iris light brown ; bill blackish brown above, pale below, yellowish at gape; legs dull pinkish white ( Wardlaw Ramsay).

Length about 7; tail 2.6; wing 3.1; tarsus 1.3; bill from gape .95.

Distribution. The only two specimens of this species known were procured by Wardlaw Ramsay in Karennee, and are now in the British Museum. They appear to be not quite adult.

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: 
150. Drymocataphus rubiginosus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
150
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
145
Common name: 
Rufous Babbler
M_ID: 
24723
M_CN: 
Rufous Babbler
M_SN: 
Turdoides subrufa
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
196

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