. Illustrations of Indian ornithology : containing fifty figures of new, unfigured and interesting species of birds, chiefly from the south of India . It appears to belong to Swainsons subgenusHemilophus. It appears to resemble very closely the Picus lencogaster of Temminck, whichHorsfield identifies with his P. Jacensis, siace named P. Horsfieldii by Wagler. In noneof the descriptions however of these species do I find any mention of the conspicuously F Illustrations of Indian Omithologtj ; white back. Mr. Blyth however seems to think that my bird may be identical with lenco-gaster, as he has

. Illustrations of Indian ornithology : containing fifty figures of new, unfigured and interesting species of birds, chiefly from the south of India . It appears to belong to Swainsons subgenusHemilophus. It appears to resemble very closely the Picus lencogaster of Temminck, whichHorsfield identifies with his P. Jacensis, siace named P. Horsfieldii by Wagler. In noneof the descriptions however of these species do I find any mention of the conspicuously F Illustrations of Indian Omithologtj ; white back. Mr. Blyth however seems to think that my bird may be identical with lenco-gaster, as he has 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 . It appears to belong to Swainsons subgenusHemilophus. It appears to resemble very closely the Picus lencogaster of Temminck, whichHorsfield identifies with his P. Jacensis, siace named P. Horsfieldii by Wagler. In noneof the descriptions however of these species do I find any mention of the conspicuously F Illustrations of Indian Omithologtj ; white back. Mr. Blyth however seems to think that my bird may be identical with lenco-gaster, as he has seen a specimen of this latter from the Tenasserim Coast with some white onthe lower part of its back,—but as I have now seen some six or eight specimens of /.Hodgsonii, in each of which the white back was equally developed, I am therefore led toconclude that it is a distinct species. I beg to repeat here that I have very great pleasurein dedicating tliis fine Woodpecker to B. H. Hodgson, Esq., our accomplished Resident atthe Court of Nepal, Mhose long promised work on the Zoology of that country, I am glad tosee may shortly be expected. VI. l/A^£^-txy (u^^.^^^ce^r^^f P^^ri^ji ^y £Kfijt*t/<, ORn. INSESSORES. TRIBE—DENTIROSTRES. FAM. SYLVIADE. GENUS PRINIA. PLATE VI. PRINIA CURSITANS—Franklin. GRASS WARBLER. This curiously plumaged little species of Prima was fii-st described by MajorFranMin ia bis excellent Catalogue of Birds before alluded to. Since tbis plate was print-ed, Mr. Blytb bas suggested to me tbat it would be more appropriately included in tbe genusCysticola of modern autbors. It appears to bave a very extended distribution over tbe Con-tinent of India, being found from tbe Himalayas to Cape Comorin, witbin a few miles ofwbicb place I first prociu-ed it. I bave seen it in every district wbere I bave been and at aUlevels up to tbe summit of tbe Neilgberries. It is only found in long grass, or corn andrice fields, and is a permanent resident here. On being

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