181. Sittiparus cinereus.
The Dusky-green Tit-Babbler.
Minla cinerea, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xvi, p. 449 (1847) ; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 255; Godwin-Austen, J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 109; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 166 ; Hume, Cat. no. 620. Leiothrix cinerea (Blyth), Blyth, Cat. p. 100; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 367 ; Moore, P. Z. S. 1854, p. 142.
The Dusky-green Hill- Tit, Jerd.
Coloration. Upper plumage greyish green, the feathers of the forehead, crown, and nape margined with black; a broad black band on each side of the crown from the forehead to the nape, terminating in a number of streaks on the upper back; a broad pale yellow supercilium from the bill to the nape under the black coronal band ; a spot in front of the eye and a band behind, black ; ear-coverts mingled greyish and black; cheeks yellow, tipped black; wings and tail suffused on the outer webs of the feathers with the colour of the back; chin, throat, breast, abdomen, and under tail-coverts yellow; sides of neck, breast, and abdomen olivaceous.
Bill dusky; legs fleshy yellow ; iris brown (Jerdon).
Length about 4.5; tail 1.7; wing 2.3; tarsus .8; bill from gape .55.
Distribution. Nepal and Sikhim ; the Khasi hills. There is nothing on record about the Habits of this bird.