681. Merula subobscura

681. Merula subobscura.

Salvadori's Ouzel.

Merula subobscura, Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) i, p. 413 (1889).

Coloration. Similar to Merula obscura but larger, with the white superciliary band less conspicuous, the sides of the body paler ochraceous, and the proportion of the primaries different.

The type of this species, the only specimen known, was procured by Mr. Pea at Taho in the Karen hills, north-east of Toungngoo, in March. It is an adult male.

The measurements of this specimen are: length 10; tail 3.8; wing 5.25 ; tarsus 1.2; bill from gape 1.

The third and fourth primaries are subequal and longest; the second shorter than the fifth and longer than the sixth. In M. obscura the third primary is the longest, the fourth is rather shorter than the third, and the second is between the fourth and fifth.

I have examined the type of this species and I have failed to find any example of this Thrush from Burma in the British Museum series.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
681. Merula subobscura
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
681
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
146
Common name: 
Salvadoris Ouzel
M_ID: 
27392
M_CN: 
Eyebrowed Thrush
M_SN: 
Turdus obscurus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
929

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