(453) Certhia discolor victoriae.
THE CHIN HILLS TREE-CREEPER.
Certhia victoria Rippon, Bull. B, O. C, xvi, p. 87 (1906) (Mt. Victoria).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Similar to the Sikkim Tree-Creeper but much darker above, a blackish brown, with less fulvous; the throat, chin and breast are a dark reddish-fulvous and the abdomen and flanks are also darker and more tinged with fulvous.
Colours of soft parts as in the last bird.
Measurements. Wing 63 to 72 mm.; tail 65 to 70 mm.; tarsus 17 to 18 mm. 5 culmen 15 to 17.5 mm.
Distribution: So far obtained only in the high peaks round about Mt. Victoria in the South Chin Hills.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.