By Salim Ali, S. Dillon Ripley
This enormous ten-volume sequence, the 1st quantity of which was once released in 1996, is the main entire 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 contains information regarding long-range migration and taxonomic alterations, besides existence background info, debts of habit, ecology, and distribution and migration records.
someone with an curiosity in flora and fauna at the Indian subcontinent, will locate those volumes to be a unprecedented source.
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AS in 1700. 8 x 13-9 m m (Baker). MUSEUM DIAGNOSIS. The smallest race. e. white of lower parts less extensive than in bicolor. LOCAL NAME. Sparrow -; SIZE. FIELD CHARACTERS. MEASUREMENTS Wing Bill (from skull) Tarsus Tail (HW) Weight 12 @Q (May) 15-17 (av. ) 13-16 (av. 4) g-SA. 5 g-SDR. COLOURS OF BARE PARTS. Iris dark brown. Bill: d , black, base of lower mandible brownish; 9 , dark brown; mouth pale pink. Legs, feet and claws black. 1 702. Sam'cola captata niZgitiensis Whistler Saxicola rapmta nilgiriensis Whistler, 1940, Bull.
Nilgiriensis A 33 35 36 35 T H R U S H E S AND CHATS 33 Saw'coCa caprata bicolor Sykes 1700. Saxicola bicolor Sykes, 1832, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 92 (Dukhun) Saxicola caprata rupchandi Koelz, 1939, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 52: 65 (Londa, Bombay Presidency) Baker, FBI No. 494, Vol. 2: 26 LOCAL NAMES. Piddi (Sind, Hindi); K i l i piddi (Hindi). SIZE. Sparrow -; length c. ). M a l e (adult). Above, jet black with a white wingFIELD CHARACTERS. patch and white upper tail-coverts. Below, black with white belly and under tail-coverts.
Buolor . B White of lower parts restricted to vent and under tail-coverts 1 Size smaller; bill finer and shorter, 13- 15 mm ...... S. c. burmanica 2 Larger; bill longer, 18-20 mm ...................... S. c. atrata 3 Intermediate between 1 and 2 . .................. S. c. nilgiriensis A 33 35 36 35 T H R U S H E S AND CHATS 33 Saw'coCa caprata bicolor Sykes 1700. Saxicola bicolor Sykes, 1832, Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 92 (Dukhun) Saxicola caprata rupchandi Koelz, 1939, Proc.