225. Yuhina nigrimentum

225. Yuhina nigrimentum.

The Black-chinned Yuhina.

Polyodon nigrimentum, Hodgs. in Cray's Zool. Misc. p. 82 (1844). Yuhina nigrimentum, Hodgs. J. A. S. B. xiv, p. 562 (1845) ; Blyth, Cat. p. 337; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 262; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 262 ; Hume, N. & E. p. 306; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 169, xlv, pt. ii, p. 82; Hume, Cat. no. 628; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 633 ; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 252 ; Oates in Humes N. & F. 2nd ed. i, p. 139.
The Black-chinned Flower-pecker, Jerd.; Turringing-pho, Lepch.

Coloration. Forehead and crest black, each feather margined with grey ; nape and sides of the head grey; lores and chin black ; upper plumage and tail dull olive-green ; primaries and secondaries brown, with a narrow external edging of olive-green to each feather; throat white ; remainder of lower plumage fulvous, tinged with rufous.

Bill dusky above, lower mandible red ; feet reddish yellow ; iris brown (Jerdon).

Length about 4.5; tail 1.5; wing 2.2; tarsus .65 ; bill from gape .6.

Distribution. The Himalayas from Garwhal to the Daphla hills in Assam; the Naga hills in Manipur. This species appears to be found at considerable elevations only. It extends into China.

Habits, &c. Gammie found a nest in Sikhim in June ; a mere pad of moss and wool in a large tree. It contained four white eggs, which measured .58 by .43.

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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225. Yuhina nigrimentum
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Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Black-chinned Yuhina
Yuhina nigrimenta
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