(303) Pseudominla castaneiceps brunneicauda.
THE SHILLONG CHESTNUT-HEADED BABBLER.
Minla brunneicauda Sharpe, Oat. B. M., vii, p. 609 (1883) (Shillong). Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from the last in having the head much paler and more rufous, the chestnut on the wings paler; the tail brownish.
Colours of soft parts as in the last.
Measurements. Wing 58 to 62 mm.; tail about 45 mm.; tarsus 22 mm.; culmen 9 to 10 mm.
Distribution. Khasia Hills, Cachar Hills and probably Manipur.
Nidification. Nests in the Khasia Hills in April, May and June. The nest is like that of the last but with less moss and more grass and bamboo leaves both in the lining and the outer part. Forty eggs average 17.9 x 13.4 mm.
Habits similar to those of the last two.