342. Yuhina occipitalis occipitalis

(342) Yuhina occipitalis occipitalis.

Yuhina occipitalis Hodgs.,

As. Res., xix, p. 166 (1836) (Nepal) : Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 212.

Vernacular names. Turinging-pho (Lepcha).

Description. Forehead and crest slaty-grey with whitish shaft-streaks, posterior feathers of crest and nape chestnut; hind neck ashy ; upper plumage rufous-brown ; the wings and tail brown, the outer webs of the feathers suffused and margined with rufous-brown ; a circle of white feathers round the eye; ear-coverts and the region of the eye slaty-grey, streaked whitish; a narrow interrupted black moustachial streak; chin, throat, breast and sides of neck vinous ; sides of the abdomen rusty-grey, centre pale chestnut; thighs, vent and under tail-coverts bright chestnut; under wing-coverts and edge of wing white.

Colours of soft parts. Iris red-brown; bill reddish brown; feet orange-buff, claws horny-brown (Scully).

Measurements. Total length about 125 mm. ; wing 59 to 62 mm.; tail about 50 mm.; tarsus about 18 mm.; culmen 11 to 12 mm.

Distribution. Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded. It is a bird of high levels, not being found below 6,000 feet and ascending up to 10,000.

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.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
342. Yuhina occipitalis occipitalis
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
342
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
319
M_ID: 
25388
M_SN: 
Yuhina occipitalis occipitalis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2786

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