195. Drymochares stellatus.
Brachypteryx (Drymochares) stellatus, Gould, P. Z. S. 1868, p. 218. Drymochares stellatus (Gould), Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 52. Brachypteryx stellatus (Gould), Hume, S. F. vii, p. 377; id. Cat. no. 338 ter; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 30.
Coloration. Lores black; forehead, a short eyebrow, sides of the head, chin, throat, and breast slaty grey, finely vermiculated with white and black lines; remainder of the lower parts the same but suffused with rufous, and each feather with a central triangular white patch ; crown, nape, back, scapulars, wing-coverts, upper tail-coverts, and tail bright chestnut; rump like the lower part of the abdomen ; wings brown, the feathers all margined with chestnut.
The young are apparently unknown, but will probably be found to resemble the adults.
Length rather more than 5 ; tail 1.7; wing 3 ; tarsus 1.2 ; bill from gape .7.
Distribution. Sikhim. Nothing is known about this bird; but Blanford procured one specimen at 12,000-13,000 feet.