63. Dryonastes nuchalis.
Garrulax nuchalis, Godwin-Austen, A. 31. N. H. (4) xviii, p. 411 (1876); Hume, S. F. v, p. 58; id. Cat. no. 408 quat.; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlvii, pt. ii, p. 17, pl. x; Hume, 8. F. xi, p. 154, Dryonastes nuchalis (Godw.-Aust.), Sharpe, Cat. B. 31. vii, p. 456.
Coloration. Forehead, the upper portion of the cheeks, and the feathers round the eye black ; crown and nape slaty-grey ; a few pointed white feathers in front of the crown; hind neck and upper back chestnut; upper plumage olive-brown, the outer webs of the quills tinged with grey ; tail olive-brown, with the ends broadly black ; lower part of cheeks, ear-coverts, and sides of neck white; chin and throat black; breast light ashy ; remainder of lower plumage olive-brown.
Iris dark red; legs and feet fleshy-grey (Chennell).
Bill black; legs and feet ivory-white; iris brick-red (Cripps).
Length about 10; tail 4.4; wing 4.3; tarsus 1.5; bill from gape 1.35.
Distribution. The Dibrugarh district of Assam ; the Lhota-Naga hills ; Kamlangpani; probably Manipur.