457. Urosphena squamiceps

457. Urosphena squamiceps.

Swinhoe's Reed-Warbler.

Tribura squameiceps, Swinhoe, P. Z. S. 1863, p. 292. Urosphena squamiceps (Swinh.), Swinhoe, Ibis, 1877, p. 205, pl. iv; Hume Dav. S. P. vi, p. 343; Hume, Cat. no. 522 ter; Oates, B. B. i, p. 100. Cettia squamiceps (Swinh.), Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 142.

Coloration. The whole upper plumage rich hair-brown tinged with chocolate; the feathers of the head rounded; the outer webs of the quills brighter; a distinct supercilium from the nostril to the nape buffy white; lores and a streak between the supercilium and the ear-coverts very dark brown; ear-coverts and cheeks buffy white, each feather tipped with brown ; the whole lower plumage pale buffish white, turning to almost pure white on the chin, throat, and middle of abdomen.

Legs, feet, and claws fleshy-white; two thirds of lower mandible fleshy-white; rest of lower mandible and the upper one horny-brown ; iris dark brown (Hume Davison).

Length about 4 : tail 1.2 ; wing 2.1 ; tarsus .7 ; bill from gape .65.

Distribution. This RARE Warbler has been once procured at Bankasun, in the south of Tenasserim, by Davison. It is probably only A winter visitor to BURKINA. It is found in South China and Formosa in the winter, and in North-eastern Asia in the summer. Nothing is known of its habits.

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: 
457. Urosphena squamiceps
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
457
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
442
Common name: 
Swinhoes Reed Warbler
M_ID: 
22831
M_CN: 
Asian Stubtail
M_SN: 
Urosphena squameiceps
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
629

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