(1816) Accipiter gularis stevensoni.
THE PALE EASTERN SPARROW-HAWK.
Accipiter stevensoni Gurney, Ibis, 1863, p. 447 (Hongkong).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Similar to the preceding bird but distinctly paler, both in the male and female, most noticeably on the lower plumage.
Colours of soft parts .as in the other races.
Measurements, Wing 162 to 173 mm., 184 to 193 mm.
Distribution. Northern China, to Manchuria, migrating South to the Indo-Chinese countries, Burma, the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago.
Habits. Similar to those of the preceding form.