(449) Certhia familiaris khamensis.
The Tibetan Tree-Creeper.
Certhia khamensis Bianchi, Sharpe, Hand-I. B., iv, p. 355, descrip¬tion p. 360 (1893),
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. This race is near to the preceding but the upper "plumage is still darker and has less rufous ; on the under parts the breast is more white and the abdomen, flanks and under tail-coverts are pale smoky-brown instead of fulvous.
Colours of soft parts as in the preceding bird.
Measurements. Wing about 69 to 70 mm.; tail 65 to 68 mm.; tarsus 18 mm.; culmen considerably longer than in nipalensis, measuring about 17 to 18 mm.
Distribution. South-East Tibet. Eggs of a Creeper sent me from the Chambi Valley, South Tibet, may be either of this or the preceding form. The record of the Nepal Tree-Creeper from the extreme North-East of the Kachin Hills (Harington) is almost sure to refer to this bird.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing known.