Two Grey "Coly-Shrike" Birds Sitting on Tree Branches

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“Hypocolius ampelinus, Grey “Coly-Shrike", the plumage is soft, with characteristically stiff shafts on the lower back; the nostrils are nearly concealed by the feathers; the rictal bristles are feeble. The unusual coloration is either bluish-grey with a certain amount of black and white, or chiefly black and white. The black has generally a purplish or a greenish gloss; while barring occurs occasionally in the cocks, and much more commonly in the hens, where the tints are duller, the grey lighter, and the hue in some cases brown or even rufous. A. H. Evans, 1900


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