(1961) Arborophila torqueola batemani.
Arboricola batemani Ogilvie-Grant, Bull B. O. C, xvi, p. 68 (1906) (Falum, Chin Hills).
Vernacular names. Wogam, Gam-toung (Kachin).
Description.— Adult male. Differs from his preceding races in having the sides of the neck much mixed with chestnut or even wholly of that colour; the chin, throat and neck are more frequently marked with white; the chestnut on the scapulars and inner secondaries is darker, duller and greater in extent.
Colours of soft parts as in the other races.
Measurements. Wing 144 to 154 mm.
Female very close to that of A. t. torqueola but generally more rufous in the tone of the upper plumage.
Distribution. Chin Hills and Kachin Hills.
Nidification. Harington's collectors took the eggs of this subspecies near Haka in the Chin Hills on the 24th April and 22nd May, both clutches of four eggs, laid in hollows scratched in the ground in evergreen-forest and lined with fallen leaves and grass. The eggs are the usual pure china-white and vary in size between 37.5 x 29.2 and 41.5 x 30.5 mm.
Habits. Harington met with these birds in small coveys or pairs, in shady evergreen-forest near streams. He says that they " have soft purring notes and when scattered call to one another in low whistling calls," whilst in the evenings " they may be heard indulging in a regular whistling solo in which they run up the scales in double notes."