By Salim Ali, Sidney Dillon Ripley

This huge ten-volume sequence, the 1st quantity of which used to be released in 1996, is the main complete 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 recent subspecies, it contains information regarding long-range migration and taxonomic adjustments, besides existence background info, 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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T h e adjacent hills of western Burma, and northern Burma. T h e species extends to Vietnam. G E N E R A L HABITS,FOOD and VOICE. As in 1304. MUSEUM DIAGNOSIS. Differs from Merulinus (1304) in being more richly coloured. Below, the feather bases are deeper in colour, especially on the throat. Black spots average rounder, smaller and more numerous. Under tail-coverts more ferruginous. Crown usually differentiated from back. For details of plumage see Hume, SF 1 1: 162. MEASUREMENTS. AS in 1304. COLOURS OF B A R E PARTS.

FIELD CHARACTERS. Above, crown and nape dark sooty brown; a white supercilium extending behind eye and a blackish stripe below it from lores through eyes; rest of uppcrparts olivr-brown. Below, throat, cheeks and breast grey; belly rufous. Sexes alike. STATUS,DISTRIBUTION and HABITAT. Common resident. T h e hills of Kerala and western Tamil Nadu north of thc Achankovil G a p (c. 9"N. ): Cardamom, Kannan Devan and Palni hills (not recorded from the Nelliampathirs), and High Wavy Mountains; from c.

SIZE. Myna f ; length c. ). FIELD CHARACTERS. Above, crown and nape dark sooty brown; a white supercilium extending behind eye and a blackish stripe below it from lores through eyes; rest of uppcrparts olivr-brown. Below, throat, cheeks and breast grey; belly rufous. Sexes alike. STATUS,DISTRIBUTION and HABITAT. Common resident. T h e hills of Kerala and western Tamil Nadu north of thc Achankovil G a p (c. 9"N. ): Cardamom, Kannan Devan and Palni hills (not recorded from the Nelliampathirs), and High Wavy Mountains; from c.

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