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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Locustellidae.
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It is the only locality in the country for striped buttonquail Turnix sylvatica, bristled grass warbler Chaetornis striatus andslender-billed babbler Turdoides longirostris.
The eggs of this species, though much smaller, are precisely of the same type as those of _Megalurus palustris_ and _Chaetornis striatus_; moderately broad ovals with a very fine compact shell, with but little gloss, though perhaps rather more of this than in either of the species above referred to.
Cawnpoor Districts, several pairs of _Chaetornis_.
"These birds closely resemble _Chaetornis striatus_ in their actions and habits, and in the breeding-season rise constantly into the air, chirruping like that species, and descending afterwards in the same way on to some low bush or tussock of grass, sometimes even on to the telegraph-wires.