19. Dendrocitta frontalis.
The Black-browed Tree-pie.
Dendrocitta frontalis, McClell. P. Z. S. 1839, p. 103; Horsf. & M. Cat. ii, p. 569 ; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 317; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlv, pt. ii, p. 83; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iii, p. 78; Hume, Cat. no. 677 ; id. S. F. xi, p. 260. Crypsirhina altirostris, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xii, p. 932 (1843). Dendrocitta altirostris (Blyth), Blyth, Cat. p. 92.
The Black-browed Magpie, Jerd.; Hamshi-bon, Lepch.; Kolio-Ko,
Coloration. Forehead, the greater part of the crown, sides of the head, chin, throat, fore neck, tail, wing-quills, and the primary-coverts black; the remainder of the wing ash-grey; nape, hind neck, upper back, sides of the neck, breast, and upper abdomen pale grey; lower back, scapulars, rump, upper tail-coverts, lower abdomen, thighs, and under tail-coverts chestnut, the thighs tinged with brown.
The colour of the bill, &c, does not appear to have been recorded.
Length 15 ; tail up to 10; wing 5.3; tarsus 1.15; bill from gape 1.1.
Distribution. The Himalayas from Nepal to the extreme east of Assam. Jerdon found it in Sikhim at from 3000 to 5000 feet of elevation. Little or nothing is on record about this bird.