(292) Alcippe poioicephala haringtoniae.
THE UPPER BURMA QUAKER-BABBLER.
Alcippe phaeocephala haringtoniae Hartert, Bull. B. 0. C, xxv, p. 10 (1909) (Bhamo).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from all but the next bird in having coronal bands of black on either side of the head extending down to the upper back. The under parts from the chin to vent are ochraceous buff tinged with olivaceous on the flanks.
Measurements. Wing 65 to 70 mm.; culmen 12 to 13 mm.
Distribution. N.E. Upper Burma and N. Shan States.
Nidification. Not recorded but sixteen eggs taken by Harington, Mackenzie and Grant average about 18.7 X14.8 mm.
Habits. Harington only found this form in the plains near Bhamo itself and not in the hills.