180. Schoeniparus rufigularis.
The Red-throated Tit-Babbler.
Minla rufigularis, Mandelli, S. F. i, p. 410 (1873); Godw.-Aust. A. M. N. H. (4) xvii, p. 33; id. J. A. S. B. xlv, pt. ii, p. 199, xlvii, pt. ii, p. 25; Hume, Cat. p. 618 bis ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 610; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 249. Alcippe collaris, Wald. A. M. N. H. (4) xiv, p. 156 (1874); Hume, S. F. iii, p. 281; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlv, pt. ii, p. 82.
Coloration. Forehead, crown, and nape chestnut, bounded on each side by a black band, the two bands blending on the nape; lores and a supercilium, below and next to the black band, white; the upper part of the ear-coverts and a patch below the eye blackish; the lower part of the ear-coverts rufous, connected together by a broad chestnut band across the throat; upper plumage, wings, and tail olive-green, the outer webs of the wings and tail suffused with fulvous; chin, throat, and centre of breast and abdomen white; remainder of the lower plumage olivaceous, tinged 'with rufous on the under tail-coverts.
Legs and feet pale yellowish horny-brown ; bill black; inside of mouth yellow (Hume).
Length about 5.5; tail 2; wing 2.1; tarsus .85; bill from gape .6.
Distribution. The Bhutan doars ; Daphla hills ; Naga hills ; Manipur.
Habits, &c. This Tit-Babbler appears to be numerous on the Daphla hills at 3000 feet of elevation. Nothing about its habits is on record.