214. Ixops daflaensis.
Actinura daflaensis, Godwin-Austen, A. M. N. H. (4) xvi, p. 340 (1875); id. J. A. S. B. xlv, pt. ii, p. 77, pl. iv; xlvii, pt. ii, p. 18 ; Hume, S. F. iv, p. 219. Actinodura daflaensis (Godw.-Aust.), Hume, Cat. no. 428 bis; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 467; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 172.
Coloration: Forehead and crest dark brown, the feathers delicately edged paler; lores and cheeks dark brown; sides of head silvery ashy streaked with brown ; hind neck and sides of neck cinereous brown ; back, rump, upper tail-coverts, and the smaller wing-coverts chestnut-brown ; primary-coverts black ; greater wing-coverts edged with hoary ; outer webs of the earlier primaries also hoary ; the other primaries and the secondaries black on the terminal, chestnut barred with black on the basal portion ; tertiaries rufescent olive-brown, banded with black on both webs; tail-feathers chestnut at base, black elsewhere, tipped with white, the end of the chestnut portion barred with black ; chin, throat, breast, and upper abdomen cinereous streaked with brown ; lower abdomen, sides of body, vent, and under tail-coverts deep chestnut-brown.
Length about 8; tail 3.3; wing 3.5; tarsus 1.2; bill from gape .9.
Distribution. Godwin-Austen discovered this bird in high forest on the Shengorh Teak, Daphla hills, at 7000 feet in February.