1098. Batrachostomus affinis.
Batrachostomus affinis, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xvi, p. 1180 (1847); Tweeddale, P. Z. S. 1877, p. 426 (pt.), pl. xiv; id. Ibis, 1877, p. 338; Hume, Ibis, 1878, p. 120; id. Cat. no. 105 ter; Bingham, S. F. ix, p. 149; Oates, B. B. ii, p. 15, pt.; Hartert, Cat. B. M. xvi, p. 643. Podargus affinis, Blyth, Cat. p. 81.
Coloration of both sexes very similar to that of B. hodgsoni, but the male of the present species has on the crown no black spots, but usually some minute white or buff specks, and there is a reddish-brown collar above the whitish one, which is more distinct than in B. hodgsoni. The breast too is more rufous. The female is darker and duller chestnut. The size is smaller: length about 8.5; tail 4.4; wing 4.5; tarsus .55; breadth of gape 1.2.
Distribution. The Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and probably Sumatra. A single specimen, apparently belonging to this species, was obtained by Major Bingham in the Meplay valley, south-east of Moulmein in Tenasserim.