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" ... and the whole upper plumage rich chestnut ; the median tail-feathers grow to a great length, and are retained till May or June, when they are cast. "
Birds - Page 47
by Eugene William Oates - 1890
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Spolia Zeylanica: Geology, zoology, anthropology

Zoology - 1906
...brown, breast ashy, belly white], and the whole upper plumage rich chestnut; the median tail feathers grow to a great length, and are retained till May...plumage is again assumed, and also the long median tail feathers, but the whole lower plumage from the throat downwards ia pure white, the breast being...
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The Auk

Birds - 1917
...Diatropura and some other groups. Oates (Fauna Brit. India, Birds, II,. 1890, 46) says of T. paradisi, " the median tail-feathers grow to a great length, and...are retained till May or June, when they are cast." Of T. affinis, he writes " the male after the moult of the second autumn acquires two long median tail-feathers,...
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