215. Ixops waldeni,
Actinodura waldeni, Godwin-Austen, P. Z. S. 1874, p. 46, pl. xii; id. J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 163; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 396 ; id. Cat. no. 427 bis; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 465.
Coloration. Forehead, crown, crest, and nape dark brown, narrowly edged with grey ; back, scapulars, and wing-coverts dull rufous-brown, the outer coverts edged with bluish grey; rump and upper tail-coverts bright reddish brown; primary-coverts black; primaries and secondaries black, with an external edging of chestnut and barred black; the earlier primaries (where not chestnut) edged with grey; later secondaries and the tertiaries silky brown barred with black; base of the tail-feathers chestnut barred with black, the other parts black, the three outer pairs tipped white; ear-coverts hoary white streaked with brown ; lores dusky; cheeks blackish margined with grey; the whole lower plumage rufous-brown, streaked with chestnut-brown except on the flanks and under tail-coverts.
Bill grey ; legs and feet fleshy-brown; iris pale grey (Godwin-Austen).
Length about 8; tail 3.2; wing 3.6; tarsus 1.3; bill from gape .85.
Distribution. The Peak of Japvo on the Burrail range, Naga hills, at 9000 feet, on the tops of the forest trees.