232. Ixulus flavicollis

232. Ixulus flavicollis.

The Yellow-naped Ixulus.

Yuhina flavicollis, Hodgs. As. Res. xix, p. 167 (1836). Ixulus flavicollis (Hodgs.), Blyth, Cat. p. 100; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 262; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 258 ; Godw-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 109; xlv, pt. ii, p. 82; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 45; Hume, N. & E. p. 395; Brooks, S. F. iii, p. 252 ; Hume, Cat. no. 623; Scully, S. F. Viii, p. 320 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 612; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 251; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 145.
The Yellow-naped Flower-pecker, Jerd.; Siripchong-pho, Lepch.

Coloration. Forehead and Lengthened feathers of crest rich brown ; hinder part of crown, nape, and sides of the head mouse-grey, the lower part of the ear-coverts silvery; lores and moustachial streak black; a white ring of small feathers round the eye; a broad chestnut collar round the hind neck; upper plumage olive-brown, the shafts of the feathers of the back paler upper tail-coverts tinged with fulvous; tail and wings brown suffused with the colour of the back, the primaries narrowly edged with white on the outer webs; chin and cheeks white; throat white, with a few narrow ochraceous streaks and frequently with dark shafts ; middle of breast and abdomen pale fulvous ; vent and under tail-coverts deep fulvous ; sides of breast and abdomen ochraceous streaked with white ; under wing-coverts white.

Upper mandible brownish black ; lower mandible fleshy brown, greyish horny at base ; iris light to dark brown, sometimes reddish ' brown ; feet fleshy buff; claws pale brown-horny (Scully).

Length about 5; tail 2; wing 2.5; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .6.

Distribution. The Himalayas from the Sutlej valley to Assam ; the Khasi hills; Manipur: from 5000 to 8000 feet of elevation.

Habits, &c. Breeds from May to July, constructing a deep cuplike nest of moss and fibres, which is suspended from one or two twigs of a branch. The eggs, usually three in number, are whitish marked with brown of various shades, and measure .78 by .56.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
232. Ixulus flavicollis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Yellow Naped Ixulus
Whiskered Yuhina
Yuhina flavicollis
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