(92) Suthora unicolor.
THE BROWN SUTHORA.
Heteromorpha unicolor Hodgs., Ind. Rev., ii, p. 32 (1838) (Nepal). Suthora unicolor. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 64.
Vernacular names. Lho-ramnio-pho (Lepcha). Description. Forehead and crest brown tinged with rufous : lores and supercilia reaching to the nape black; chin and sides of the head vinous brown; throat and sides of the neck greyish brown; upper plumage olive-brown, strongly tinged with rufous on the tail and visible portions of wings; breast and lower plumage dull fulvous.
Colours of soft parts. Iris hoary grey to brown (? juv.); bill fleshy yellow to orange-yellow; legs and feet pale slaty tinged with grey or green.
Measurements. Total length about 200 mm.; wing 80 to 85 mm.; tail about 102 to 107 mm.; culmen 10 mm.; tarsus about 30mm.
Distribution. The higher regions of Nepal and Sikkim; Jerdon obtained it at 10,000 feet near Darjeeling and Blanford in the Lachung Valley between 7,000 and 8,000 feet elevation. It extends to the mountains which lie between China and Tibet.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.