36. Aegithaliscus manipurensis.
Hume's Red-headed Tit.
Aegithaliscus erythrocephalus (Vig.), Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 169 : Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 112; Hume &- Dav. S. F. vi, p. 376; Oates, B. B. i, p. 127. AEgithaliscus manipurensis, Hume, S. F. xi, p. 254 (1888).
Coloration. Resembles AE. erythrocephalus. Differs in having the eyebrow black, streaked with white; the pectoral band, next the black throat, very white and distinct; and the lower plumage chestnut, the portion next the pectoral band being a brighter chestnut.
The male has the legs and feet warm reddish-mahogany brown; claws darker ; bill black; iris bright yellowish white. The female has the legs and feet very pale orange-brown; bill black; iris creamy-white. (Hume.)
Length about 4.2 ; tail 2; wing 2; tarsus .35 ; bill from gape .3.
Distribution. Shillong; the Naga Hills; the Limatol range iu the western hills of Manipur ; Karennee at 3000 feet.