(352) Liothrix lutea yunnanensis.
THE YUNNAN RED-BILLED LIOTHRIX.
Liothrix lutea yunnanensis Rothschild, Nov. Zool., xxviii, p. 36(1921) (Shweli-Salwin Divide).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. " Differs from L. l. calipygus in its larger size, more sharply defined yellowish head and in the fact that of eight specimens six have the red or yellow on the 7th, 8th and 9th primaries broadly interrupted, while the whole eight have this colour on the first secondary interrupted or entirely absent, while in the other two species it is never broken or it is entirely black."
Colours of soft parts. " Iris brown: bill orange-red summer, scarlet with black base winter; legs and feet dark brown."
Measurements. " Wing 72 to 76 mm.; 66 mm," (Rothschild).
Distribution. Yunnan west to the Kachin Hills. Birds obtained in Bhamo by Harington seem referable to this race.
Nidification and,Habits. Similar to those of the last bird.