THE CHESTNUT-BELLIED MUNIA.
In 1924 (Journ, Siam. Nat. Hist. Soc. vol. v, p. 362) Robinson and Kloss restricted the type-locality of this Munia to “Lower Bengal,” but Hodgson (As. Res. vol. xix, p. 153, 1836) named the bird from Nepal, which is the same as the Bengal bird, rubroniger, by inference declaring that the typical bird came from somewhere else. Under these circumstances it seems impossible for Robinson and Kloss to restrict the type-locality of atricapilla to a place inhabited by rubroniger. Sharpe also, in Cat. Birds B. M., definitely assigns atricapilla to the Southern birds and rubro¬niger to the Northern. This alone would invalidate Robinson and Kloss’s “Lower Bengal” for atricapilla. I do not, therefore, alter my distribution of these Munias given in the ‘Fauna.’