(364) AEgithina tiphia humei, subsp. nov.
THE CENTRAL INDIAN IORA.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description.— Adult male breeding. Varies little from the last; there may be rather more yellow showing on the nape as a rule and the lower parts are perhaps brighter.
Female is much paler and duller than either of the other races, the yellow-green of the back having a faint grey tinge whilst the underparts are also paler and duller. The pale edges to the tail-feathers are more conspicuous.
Non-breeding male. Paler and duller than the other races and with the tail green, not blackish.
Distribution. South Central India. There are specimens in the British Museum, chiefly from the Hume collection, from the following places:—Saugor, Jhansi, Jubbulpore, Raipur, Seoni, Mhow, etc, roughly embracing S. and W. Rajputana, the Central Provinces and the United Provinces south of the Ganges.
Nidification and Habits in no way different from those of the other races. I have named this bird after Allan O. Hume, who pointed out the differences at considerable length in 'Stray Feathers,' vi, p. 437.
The type is , No. 220.127.116.11, British Museum Coll., dated 12.5.70, Raipur.