By Salim Ali and S. Dillon Ripley
This huge ten-volume sequence, the 1st quantity of which used to be released in 1996, is the main accomplished and trustworthy reference paintings at the birds of the Indian subcontinent. A completely revised moment variation with new plates, textual content revisions, and the addition of latest subspecies, it comprises information regarding long-range migration and taxonomic adjustments, in addition to lifestyles historical past details, money owed of habit, ecology, and distribution and migration records.
an individual with an curiosity in flora and fauna at the Indian subcontinent, will locate those volumes to be a unprecedented source.
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Sci. 13: 230 (Car Nicobar) Baker, FBI No. 1282 (part), Vol. 3: 401 Raycha (Car Nicobar). SIZE. Sparrow-; length c. ). F I E L D C H A R A ~ R S . v. STATUS, DISTRIBUTION and HABKAT. Common resident in Car Nicobar Island. Habitat as in 19 13. G P ~ ~ U LH A B and ~ FOOD. As in 1913. VOICEand c u . A feeble twittering song uttered from an exposed perch while slightly opening wings and raising pectoral tufts. BREEDING. AS in 1913. Differes from both a n k i c u and klossi in being smaller and having a shorter bill.
Males in breeding as well as non-breeding plumage may be seen at almost any season. F e m a 1 e. Above, olive-brown. Below, dull yellow. Distinguished from similar female Purplemmped ( I 907), often found alongside, by uniform yellow underparts (v. ashy throat contrasting with yellow breast). STATUS, DISTRIBU~ON and HABITAT. Common and widespread resident subject to local movements. The whole of India (east of the range of brevimstris) from the Himalayan foothills (Punjab to Sikkim) south to Kanyakumari, and Sri Lanka in all zones.
A . n. horsfieldi Back with a broad crimson-brown band B 1 Bill from skull 23 mm or less.. . . . . . . . . A . n. nipalensis 2 Bill from skull 24 mrn or more.. . . . . . . . . . . A , n. koelzi A Page 43 44 45 1922. Aethopyga nipalensis horsfieldi (Blyth) Cinnyris Horsfielai [sic]Blyth, 1842, Jour. Asiat. Soc. Bengal I 1 : 107, nomen nudum Necrarinia Horsfieldi Blyth, 1843, Jour. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 12: 975 (Himalayas = Mussooree) Baker, FBI No. 1275. Vol. 3: 392 LOCAL NAMES.