Chaetura sylvatica

Chaetura sylvatica, Tick.

95. :- Acanthylis sylvatica, Tickell. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 170.

THE WHITE-RUMPED SPINE-TAIL.

Length, 4.25 ; wing, 5 ; tail, 1.5. Bill black; irides dark brown ; legs and feet livid.

Above, the whole plumage glossy green-black, except the rump, which is pure white, and the upper tail-coverts which are also white, the outermost being tipped black ; the throat, cheeks, and breast pale grey, gradually passing into black on the sides of the body; belly and under tail-coverts pure white.

Tickell was the first naturalist who observed this species, and he states that, in Central India, " it haunts open cultivated grounds in the midst of forest; also the cleared patches on the sides and summits of hills."

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Chaetura sylvatica
Spp Author: 
Tick.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
85
Common name: 
White Rumped Spine Tail
M_ID: 
7607
M_CN: 
White-rumped Spinetail
M_SN: 
Zoonavena sylvatica
id: 
11293

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