(1187) Anthus hodgsoni yunnanensis.
The Yunnan Tree-Pipit.
Anthus maculatus yunnanensis Uchida & Kuroda, Annot. Zool. Jap., ix, p. 134 (1916) (Yunnan). Anthus maculatus. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 304 (part).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Similar to A. h. hodgsoni but, season for season,, darker above whilst below it is streaked with broader marks of black and it seems to retain a strong rufescent tinge on throat and breast, even when adult, and also to retain more rufous on the under tail-coverts.
Colours of soft parts. Iris brown; bill horny-brown with a black base above, paler below; legs and feet yellowish-fleshy or yellowish-brown.
Measurements. Wing 78 to 85 mm.; tail 56 to 65 mm.; tarsus about 20 to 21 mm.; culmen 10 to 11 mm.
Distribution. Yunnan and Formosa. Birds from the Shan States and some specimens from Central and South Burma appear to be of this race. It will certainly also be found to occur in the Indo-Chinese countries in Winter.
Habits. Forrest found this Pipit on Alpine meadows on the Lichiang range between 10,000 and 13,000 feet from May to August.