25. Garrulus leucotis.
The Burmese Jay.
Garrulus leucotis. Hume, Proc. A. S. B. 1874, p. 106; id. S. F. ii, p. 443; Wald. in Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 80; Wardlaw Ramsay, Ibis, 1877, p. 400; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 384; Hume, Cat.. no. 669 bis ; Oates, B. B. i, p. 407 ; id. in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed.
i, P. 28.
Coloration. Forehead and front of crown white, with brown shaft-streaks ; lores, feathers under the eyes, ear-coverts, chin, throat, and front of neck white ; a broad moustachial stripe black; back, rump, and scapulars vinous brown, paler on the rump; breast the same as the back; abdomen and flanks paler vinous brown; upper and under tail-coverts and vent white; tail black, barred with ashy towards the base; wing precisely as in G. bispecularis.
The young bird does not differ in any particular from the adult.
The legs and feet are whitish horny or flesh-colour; bill blackish horny or dull black, whitish at tip ; irides lighter or darker wood-brown (Davison).
Length 12.8; tail 5 ; wing 6.8; tarsus 1.7 ; bill from gape 1.5.
Distribution. Tenasserim to the east of the Sittoung river from Toungngoo down to Muleyit mountain and the Thoungyeen valley. This Jay also occurs in Karennee and probably in the hills between the Irrawaddy and the Sittang rivers.
Habits, Found in pine-forests and the other dry forests of the country, never apparently in evergreen forests. This is a resident species and breeds in Burma, but its nest has not yet been found.