652. Calliope tschebaiewi.
The Tibet Ruby-throat.
Calliope pectoralis, Gould, apud Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 270, xlv, pt. ii, p. 79; Anders. Yunnan Exped., Aves, p. 615 ; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 199. Calliope tschebaiewi, Prjev., Rowley's Orn. Misc. ii, p. 180, pl. liv, fig. 1 (1877). Erithacus tschebaiewi (Prjev.), Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 308.
Coloration. Male. Differs from the male of C. pectoralis, when adult, in being olive-brown, tinged with russet above, and in having the cheeks white, not black.
The females and immature birds of both species are inseparable.
Bill and legs black ; iris brown (Cockburn).
Length about 6; tail 2.3; wing 3; tarsus 1.2; bill from gape .75.
Distribution. A winter visitor to the Himalayas from Sikhim to the Dikrang valley in Assam, extending to the Khasi hills, where it is very common at Shillong; Godwin-Austen procured this species at Mymensing and Anderson near Bhamo. In summer this bird is found in Tibet and Kansu.