442. Abrornis albigularis.
The White-throated Flycatcher-Warbler.
Abrornis albogularis, Hodgs., Moore, P. Z. S. 1854, p. 106; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 340; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 204; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 271; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 164; Hume, Cat. no. 577; id. S. F. xi, p. 226; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 275. Abrornis albiventris, Jerd. & Blyth, P. Z. S. 1861, p. 199. Cryptolopha albigularis, Hodgs., Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iv, p. 405.
The White-throated Warbler, Jerd.
Coloration. Lores and the sides of the head pale chestnut; forehead, crown, and nape pale rufous ; a broad black supercilium to the nape; upper plumage .and wing-coverts olive-green; rump yellowish white ; wings and tail dark brown edged with olive-green ; chin and throat white, the feathers being black with white margins, and the black showing up when the feathers are disarranged ; a band of bright yellow across the breast; under tail-coverts pale yellow : remainder of the lower plumage white.
Length about 3.5; tail 1.5; wing 1.75 ; tarsus .6; bill from gape .4.
Distribution. Nepal and Sikhim, extending to the Garo hills and to the Eastern hills of Manipur, where this bird has been found at 5000 feet elevation.
Habits, &c. Breeds in Sikhim in July. Mandelli found in the cavity of a truncated bamboo about 4 feet from the ground a nest composed of bamboo-leaves and grass, and containing four eggs, which were pinky white, freckled and mottled with deep red. They measured .56 by .43.