Ioras (Aegithinidae)

Marshall's Iora (Aegithina nigrolutea) - HBW 10, p. 289

French: Iora à queue blanche German: Schwarzkappeniora Spanish: Iora Coliblanca
Other common names: White-tailed Iora

Taxonomy: Iora nigrolutea G. F. L. Marshall, 1876, Meerut, north-west Uttar Pradesh, India.
Has often been treated as conspecific with A. tiphia, but differs in details of morphology, plumage and vocalizations, amongst others. Birds from NW India (Gujarat) described as race sulphurea, but now considered indistinguishable from adjacent populations. Elsewhere in range, some of the size and tonal variation apparent may eventually be recognized taxonomically. Currently treated as monotypic.

Distribution: India, in N from Himachal Pradesh S to Gujarat (S to Kathiawar Peninsula), Uttar Pradesh and N Madhya Pradesh, E sporadically (or overlooked) as far as Bihar and Orissa, and in S in NC Tamil Nadu; also Sri Lanka.