(81) AEgithaliscus bonvaloti bonvaloti.
THE CHINESE BLACK-HEADED TIT.
AEgithaliscus bonvaloti Oustalet, Ann. Sci. Nat. Zool., (7) Vol. 12, p. 286 (1891) (Ta-tsien-lu).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Head black, a coronal streak white on the forehead and becoming chestnut-buff posteriorly; upper back dull chestnut, fading into dull olive on back and rump; feathers of the latter tipped with dull chestnut; chin and upper throat black, somewhat mottled in the centre with white edges to the feathers ; below white; a broken pectoral band, flanks, vent and under tail-coverts sandy chestnut; tail blackish brown, the outermost three pairs of rectrices with terminal broad streaks of white; wings brown, quills pale-edged and coverts tipped with olive.
Colours of soft parts. Not recorded.
Measurements. Total length about 110 mm.; wing 56 to 61 mm.; tail 51 to 60 mm.
Distribution. Western China, Yunnan and N.E. Shan States. There are several specimens from the last place in the British Museum Collection.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.