276. Hemixus tickelli.
Hypsipetes tickelli, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xxiv, p. 275 (1855) ; Blyth & Walden, Birds Burm. p. 133; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 296; Hume, Cat. no. 447 bis; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) v, p. 596. Iole tickelli (Blyth), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 60; Oates, B. B. i, p. 179.
Coloration. Resembles macclellandi. Differs in having the lower plumage grey tending to white on the abdomen, and the breast streaked with whitish shaft-stripes; in the ear-coverts and sides of the neck being pale rusty, which colour also tinges the breast; and in the shaft-stripes of the crest-feathers being broader and whiter.
Legs and feet fleshy pink, dark fleshy pink, light purplish brown, pale pinkish brown, or pale reddish brown ; bill black, horny black, or dark horny brown ; iris wood-brown, deep red-brown, light red, or crimson (Hume & Davison).
Length about 9.5; tail 4.2; wing 4; tarsus .7; bill from gape 1.2.
Distribution. Karennee from 2500 to 4000 feet; the pine-forests of the Salween valley south to Muleyit mountain above 2500 feet.
Habits, &c. Usually occurs, according to Davison, on the outskirts of forests along the paths and thin jungle.