(33) Dendrocitta sinensis assimilis.
THE BURMESE HILL TREE-PIE,
Dendrocitta assimilis Hume, S, F., v, p. 117 (1877) (Muleyit); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 32.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. This subspecies is a rather darker, duller bird than the last; the under parts are more uniform in colour and the centre of the abdomen less white. The cheeks, ear-coverts and throat are a paler brown.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in D. s, himalayensis but the bill more massive.
Distribution. Burma as far north as the Chin Hills and Shan States and to the west the Pegu and Arrakan Yomas.
Nidification similar to that of D. s. himalayensis.
Habits. A hill bird confined to elevations principally between 1,000 and 4,000 feet, but descending to the foot-hills in the winter. In the summer it is found at least up to 6,000 feet, probably higher.