(293) Alcippe poioicephala magnirostris.
THE LOWER BURMA QUAKER-BABBLER.
Alcippe magnirostris Walden, Blyth's B. of B., p. 115 (1875) (Karennee).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description* Differs from the last race in having the coronal stripes sooty-brown instead of black; the chin and throat are whitish and the head is more brownish grey and well defined from the back; the ear-coverts also are greyish brown and the olive-brown of the back is tinged with grey.
Measurements. Wing 69 to 73 mm.; culmen 13 mm.
Distribution. Siam, S. Shan States, Karenni and S.E.' Burma to just north of Moulmein.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded, but fifteen eggs taken by Mr. J. M. D. Mackenzie average 19.2 x 14.7 mm.
In coloration, shape and markings they are like those of the last bird.