(327) Ixops nipalensis waldeni.
Actinodura waldeni Godw.-Aust., P. Z. S., 1874, p. 46 (Japvo Peak, Naga Hills). Ixops waldeni. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 204.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Feathers of head darker than in the last bird and unstreaked but with pale edges; the upper plumage is rufous, also unstreaked ; the whole lower plumage is rufous, the feathers of the chin, throat and breast with pale edges, giving a streaked appearance ; ear-coverts silvery-grey with fine dark centres.
Colours of soft parts. Iris pale grey ; bill grey ; legs and feet fleshy-brown (Godw.-Aust.).
Measurements as in the preceding race.
Distribution. Naga Hills and Manipur.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded beyond the fact that it is found up to 9,000 feet and frequents the tops of trees.