631. Henicurus guttatus.
The Eastern Spotted Forktail.
Enicurus maculatus, Vig., Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 212 (part.). Enicurus guttatus, Gould, P. Z. S. 1865, p. 664; Hume, N. & E. p. 375; Oates, S. F. iii, p. 342.' Henicurus guttatus, Gould, Blyth, Ibis, 1867, p. 29 ; Elwes, Ibis, 1872, p. 261; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 399; id. Cat. no. 584 bis ; Scully, S. F. viii, p. 311 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 316; Oates, B. B. i, p. 26; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 227; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. ii, p. 58.
Oong-sam ching-pho, Lepch.; Chubia leka, Bhut.
Coloration. Resembles H. maculatus. Differs in having the white marks on the back fewer in number, small, and perfectly round in shape, and in having the breast deep black without any white fringes ; smaller in size.
Length about 10; tail 5.3; wing 4; tarsus 1.2; bill from gape 1.
Distribution. Nepal; Sikhim ; North Khasi hills ; Manipur ; Arrakan. I have seen a typical specimen of this species from Mussoorie, but it is seldom that this bird occurs so far west.
Habits, &c. Breeds in Sikhim from 2000 feet upwards in May and June. The nest and eggs do not appear to differ from those of H. maculatus. The eggs measure about .93 by .68.