Dendrocitta leucogastra Gould, 1833 sec. Droege, G., Corvids of the World

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Dendrocitta leucogastra Gould, 1833 sec. Droege, G., Corvids of the World

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Ongoing collection of data, unrevised text, last update: 2017-06-04.

Common Name

English: Southern Tree PieA, White-Bellied Tree PieB

Distribution

Asia-Tropical Indian Subcontinent (India (Andhra PradeshnativeC,D, Dadra-Nagar-HavelinativeD, GoanativeD, KaraikalnativeD, KarnatakanativeC,D,E, KeralanativeC,D,F,1, MaharashtranativeD, MahénativeD, PondicherrynativeD, Tamil NadunativeC,D, YanamnativeD))
1. Jerdon (1863): on the slopes of the Neilgherries [Nilgiri hills] up to 5000 feet and upwards

Description

Forehead, face, ears, sinciput, throat, neck, and breast, black; back of head and neck, white; wings black, with a white bar in the middle, formed by a band of the primaries; scapulars, back, and rump, birght chesnut bay; upper tail-coverts whitish; tail black; with the two outer feathers asgy grey, broadly tipped black, as is the half ot the 5th pairs, and the base of the 4th; belly white; lower tail-coverts pale chesnut; bill short, not so deep as in the last; tail very long. Bill black; legs and feet darl blumbeous; irids blood red.

Length 19 inches; wing 5,75; tail 12; bill at fron 1; tarsus 1,3.G

Foraging

FruitG

Voice

Loud call like others of the genus.G

Bibliography

A. Goodwin, D., Crows of the world. 1976: 211 [3]
B. Goodwin, D., Crows of the world. 1976: 212 [3]
C. Ali, S., Indian Hill Birds. 1949: 5 [2945]
D. The Howard and Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world. 3rd Edition. 2003
E. Jerdon, T.C., The Birds of India : being a natural history of all the birds known to inhabit continental India, with descriptions of the species, genera, families, tribes, and orders, and a brief notice of such families as are not found in India, making it a manual of ornithology specially adapted for India. v. 2, pt. 1. 1863: 317-318 (as Coorg, Travancore) [1228]
F. Jerdon, T.C., The Birds of India : being a natural history of all the birds known to inhabit continental India, with descriptions of the species, genera, families, tribes, and orders, and a brief notice of such families as are not found in India, making it a manual of ornithology specially adapted for India. v. 2, pt. 1. 1863: 317-318 (as Malabar coast, Wynaad, Neigherries (Nilgiri hills)) [1228]
G. Jerdon, T.C., The Birds of India : being a natural history of all the birds known to inhabit continental India, with descriptions of the species, genera, families, tribes, and orders, and a brief notice of such families as are not found in India, making it a manual of ornithology specially adapted for India. v. 2, pt. 1. 1863: 317-318 [1228]