217. Staphidia rufigenis

217. Staphidia rufigenis.

Hume's Staphidia.

Ixulus striatus, Blyth, apud Jerdon, B. I. ii, p. 260 ; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 166. Ixulus rufigenis, Hume, S. F. v, p. 108 (1877). Staphidea plumbeiceps, Godwin-Austen, A. M. N. H. (4) xx, p. 519 (1877); id. J. A. S. B. xlvii, pt. ii, pp. 19, 21; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 143; id. Oat. no. 624 ter; id. S. F. xi, p. 252. Staphidea rufigenis (Hume), Godw.-Aust. J. A. 8. B. xlvii, pt. ii, p. 21; Hume, Cat. no. 625 ter; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 617.

The Striated Flower-pecker, Jerd.

Coloration. Forehead, crest, and nape grey, with pale shafts ; upper plumage and visible portions of wings greenish brown, the shafts of the back, scapulars, and tertiaries white ; tail dark blackish brown, the outermost pair of feathers broadly tipped white, the next less so, and the median pair without any white; a short grey supercilium reaching to the middle of the upper edge of the ear-coverts, and above this a rufous band fusing posteriorly with the ear-coverts, which are chestnut with white shafts; lores grey ; cheeks white, narrowly barred with black; lower plumage white tinged with very pale fulvous, the sides of the neck, breast, and body more or less suffused with olivaceous; under tail-coverts brown, broadly tipped with white; under wing-coverts pale fulvous white.

Iris reddish brown; legs umber (Godw.-Aust.). Length 5.5; tail 2.3; wing 2.4; tarsus .7 ; bill from gape .55.

Distribution. Sikhim; the Bhutan doars ; Sadiya and Brahma-khund in the Dibrugarh district of Assam.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
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217. Staphidia rufigenis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Humes Staphidia
Yuhina castaniceps rufigenis
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