346. Certhia stoliczkae.
Certhia stoliczkae, Brooks, J. A. S. B. xiii, pt. ii, p. 256 (1873); Hume, 8. F. v, pp. 77, 78 ; id. Cat. no. 244 bis.
Coloration. Forehead, crown, nape, back, and ear-coverts black streaked with fulvous; rump and upper tail-coverts ferruginous; tail pale reddish brown with reddish shafts ; wing-coverts tipped with fulvous; quills dark brown, all but the first four with a pale fulvous band, above and below which the feathers are blackish; the quills tipped with buff, and with a subterminal band of the same colour on the outer webs; chin and throat whitish ; feathers round the eye, a supercilium, and cheeks buff; centre of breast and abdomen pale fulvous ; sides of the breast and abdomen, vent, and under tail-coverts deep ferruginous; under wing-coverts and axillaries pale fulvous.
Length about 6 ; tail 3.2; wing 2.8; tarsus .75; bill from gape .7.
Distribution. Sikhim and Bhutan.