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. Illustrations of Indian ornithology : containing fifty figures of new, unfigured and interesting species of birds, chiefly from the south of India . d that it lays its eggs onthe ground in a tuft of grass. It is far from being an uncommon biid, and most Sportsmenwhether after snipe, florikin, or quail must have flushed hundreds of them. The Hia- Illustrations of Indian Ornithology ; dustani name signifies Grass Warbler, the -n-ord Phootkee, or Pitpittee, being apiDlicd indis-criminately to all the small PrinicB and Syhiw, in this case however with a distinct specificappellation indicative of

. Illustrations of Indian ornithology : containing fifty figures of new, unfigured and interesting species of birds, chiefly from the south of India . d that it lays its eggs onthe ground in a tuft of grass. It is far from being an uncommon biid, and most Sportsmenwhether after snipe, florikin, or quail must have flushed hundreds of them. The Hia- Illustrations of Indian Ornithology ; dustani name signifies Grass Warbler, the -n-ord Phootkee, or Pitpittee, being apiDlicd indis-criminately to all the small PrinicB and Syhiw, in this case however with a distinct specificappellation indicative of Stock Photo
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. Illustrations of Indian ornithology : containing fifty figures of new, unfigured and interesting species of birds, chiefly from the south of India . d that it lays its eggs onthe ground in a tuft of grass. It is far from being an uncommon biid, and most Sportsmenwhether after snipe, florikin, or quail must have flushed hundreds of them. The Hia- Illustrations of Indian Ornithology ; dustani name signifies Grass Warbler, the -n-ord Phootkee, or Pitpittee, being apiDlicd indis-criminately to all the small PrinicB and Syhiw, in this case however with a distinct specificappellation indicative of its resorts. Description—Plumage above of a pale ycUowish brown, largely streaked withdark brown—chin and throat white, the rest of the plumage beneath pale fulvous orrufescent—tail feathers (except the two centre ones) with a black band at the apex, tippedwhite—this is most strongly marked beneath—quills and centre tail feathers dusky edgedwith brown—^bill brown, pale beneath—legs fleshy yellow—hides light brownish yellow.Length 4 to 4^ inches—wing ItV—2—tall nearly 2—arsus A—extent of wings 5|—bni at front -is. vn. .^^^^Jie^ ^UM^eu^e^, X ^. fl-^„CU /yZMc a^^^.^^^. OR I). INSJESSORES. TRIBE—DENTIROSTRES. FAM. MUSCICAPID^.GENUS MUSCIPETA.PLATE VII. MUSCIPETA PARADISEA. PARADISE FLYCATCHER. Synon.—Musdcapa paradisi, L.—M. Indica, Stephens.— Upupaparadisea, L.—M. casta- nea, Termn. I HAVE introduced here a drawing of this well known. Flycatclier, to prove the factthat the Micscipeta Indica and M. paradisea of authors are one and the same species.This I presume has been suspected more or less by various Naturalists, for Colonel Sjkesin his Catalogue of Bhds of the Dukkun* speaking of these two supposed species, says, These two birds have been lately erroneously considered to belong to one species. Theywere never found, however, by Colonel Sykes (who shot manj) in the same locality, nordid he observe any intermediate state of plumage. The di

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