914. Horornis pallidipes osmastoni

(914) Horornis pallidipes osmastoni.

Osmaston's Bush-Warbler.

Horeites pallidipes osmastoni Hartert, Bull. B. O. C, xxi. p. 107 (1908) (Andamans).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Differs from Blanford's Bush-Warbler in being a darker, richer brown above, more rufous, less olive; the flanks and sides of the breast are washed with richer, more ochre brown,. and the centre of the abdomen is a purer white.

Colours of soft parts as in the last bird.

Measurements. Wing 51 to 53 mm.; tail 36 to 37 mm.; tarsus about 21 mm.; culmen 12 mm.

Distribution. Andamans only.

Nidification. Not recorded.

Habits. A resident bird in the Andamans and, according to Mr. B. B. Osmaston, its discoverer, a shy skulking bird very difficult to observe, loth to fly and keeping to dense undergrowth in forest. Its call he describes as a rapid succession of three or four loud high notes, evidently very similar to that of Blanford's Bush-Warbler.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
914. Horornis pallidipes osmastoni
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
914
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
509
Common name: 
Osmastons Bush Warbler
M_ID: 
22839
M_SN: 
Urosphena pallidipes osmastoni
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
3606

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