447. Horornis brunnescens.
Hume's Bush- Warbler.
Horeites brunnescens, Hume, Ibis, 1872, p. 109; id. S.F. iii, p. 410, iv, p. 497 ; id. Cat. no. 527 ter. Horornis brunnescens (Hume), Brooks, S. F. viii, p. 380. Cettia fortipes (Hodgs.), Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 136 (part.).
Coloration. Upper plumage bright rufous-brown ; the edges of the wings and tail brighter ; lores and behind the eye dark brown ; a very distinct pale buff supercilium; lower plumage pale buff, turning to yellow on the lower part of the abdomen and the sides of the body; axillaries and under wing-coverts pale yellow.
In the dry skin the bill is dark brown, with the base of the lower mandible pale; legs fleshy brown.
Length about 4; tail 1.8 ; wing 2 ; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .5.
Among Hodgson's birds in the British Museum are three specimens of this species, but bearing the same number as H. fortipes, viz. 928.
Distribution. Sikhim and probably Nepal.