The genus AEgithaliscus contains a group of very small Titmouses with tails longer in proportion and more graduated than in Pants. There is no crest but the feathers of the crown are very long and full. There is no ventral band.
Key to Species.
A. Chin white, throat black AE. concinnus, p. 93.
B. Chin and upper throat black in a <-shape AE. bonvaloti, p. 96.
C. Chin and throat broadly black AE. leucogenys, p. 97.
I). Chin and throat all white AE. mveigularis, p. 98.
E. Chin and throat with silver-white centre
and rufescent side9 AE. ioschistos, p. 99.
AEgithaliscus concinnus Gould, 1855.
Our little Indian Tits hitherto known as erythrocephalus are only a geographical race of the Chinese concinnus, moreover the name itself cannot be used for this Tit as it is invalidated by Linne's Parus erythrocephalus, x. ed. p. 191 (1758), and I have therefore had to give it a new sub-specific name.
Key to Subspecies.
A. Broad supercilium white AE. c. iredalei, p. 93.
B. Supercilium mixed black and white AE. e. manipurensis,
C. Supercilium all black [p. 94.
a. Crown ochre: pectoral band dark and
well developed AE. c. talifuensis, p. 95.
b. Crown brownish buff; pectoral band paler AE. c. pukhellus, p. 95.