(308) Fulvetta ruficapilla sordidior.
Proparus sordidior Rippon, Bull. B. 0.0., xiii, p. 60 (1903) (Talifu).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Lores and in front o£ the eye greyish; a white ring round the eye; forehead, crown and nape dull chestnut; a faint grey supercilium and over that a black stripe; ear-coverts greyish brown; back and wings olive-grey; outer edge of first primaries bluish grey, inner black; lower back, rump and upper tail-coverts and tail fulvous; chin and throat grey, obsoletely striped; breast vinous grey; flanks and abdomen pale fulvous.
Colours of soft parts. "Iris dark brown; bill black-brown, lower mandible yellow-brown; legs and feet dark olive-brown" (Rothschild, Nov. Zool., xxviii, p. 27).
Measurements. Wing 53 to 57 mm.; tail about 54 mm.; tarsus about 22 mm.; culmen about 9 mm.
Distribution. Yunnan and W. China and ? Shan States. Eggs of a Fulvetta sent me from the Eastern Shan States probably belonged to this race.
Nidification and Habits. Frequents mountains between 7,000 and 11,000 feet elevation.