(319)Leioptila annectens davisoni.
Lioptila davisoni Hume, S. F.; v, p. 110 (1877) (Muleyit Mt.); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 200.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from L. a. annectens in having the back and wing-coverts black and the rump and upper tail-coverts mingled black and deep ferruginous maroon.
Colours of soft parts. Iris crimson; bill black; legs horny-brown.
Measurements about the same as in the other races or a trifle smaller; wing about 75 mm.
Distribution. Tenasserim. Nidification unknown.
Habits. Davison says: "I only found this bird at Muleyit, quite near the top, usually in pairs, sometimes singly. I found it generally about the large trees surrounding the 'Sakans' or camping-grounds, strange to say, climbing about the trunk and branches much after the manner of a Nuthatch. I have also seen it hunting about the leaves and smaller branches of the tree-tops. Those I killed had eaten only insects."