(908) Horornis acanthizoides acanthizoides.
Abrornis acanthizoides Verr.,Nouv. Arch. Mus. Paris, vi, Bull.,-p. 37 (1871) (Szechuan).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Upper plumage rufous-brown, tinged with olive; the edges of the wings and tail a brighter rufous; a broad supercilium buffy-yellow; lores and behind the eye dark brown; cheeks and ear-coverts mottled brown and yellowish; chin, throat and breast greyish buff suffused with yellow; flanks brownish buff, turning to yellow on the abdomen, vent and under tail-coverts ; axillaries and under wing-coverts yellowish.
Colours of soft parts. Iris brown; bill horny-brown, the lower mandible fleshy-brown, tipped darker; legs and feet fleshy or yellowish brown.
Measurements. Total length about 100 mm.; wing 52 to 55 mm., ; 47 to 49 mm., ; tail 40 to 49 mm.: tarsus 21 to 22 mm.; culmen about 9 mm.
Young birds are much more yellow below.
Distribution. Tsin-ling Mountains, Szechuan, Fokhien, Shan States.
Nidification. La Touche found this Bush-Warbler breeding in Fokhien.
Habits. Similar to those of the next race.