(312) Leioptila capistrata pallida.
THE PALE SIBIA.
Lioptila capistrata pallida Hartert, Kat. Vog. Senckenb. Mus., p. 21 (1891) (Simla).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from L. c. capistrata in being paler everywhere and in having the lower parts a pale, almost pinkish rufous.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the last.
Distribution. N. W. Himalayas, Hazara to Garhwal.
Nidification. The nest and eggs cannot be distinguished from the last but Mr. A. E. Jones has taken some very beautiful erythristic clutches in Simla. Twenty-four eggs average about 5.0 x 18.1 mm.
Habits. Found from 5,000 to 9,000 feet elevation in the same kind of haunts as the last bird.