(28) Dendrocitta rufa sclateri, subsp. nov.
THE CHIN HILLS TREE-PIE.
Description. Similar to D. rufa rufa but with the whole plumage very pale and washed out and the dark grey of the head gradually merging with the pale dull rufous-brown or rufous-grey of the back.
Colours of soft parts as in the rest of the subspecies. Measurements. Wing 142 to 161 mm.; tail 242 to 287 mm., generally well over 260 mm.
Distribution. Chin and Kachin Hills.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.
Type. No. 1905—9. 10. 6. Brit. Mus, Coll., Mt. Victoria, 1,600 feet.