(69) Lophophanes dichrous wellsi.
THE YUNNAN BROWN CRESTED TIT.
Lophophanes dichrous welisi Stuart Baker, Bull. B. O. C, xxxviii, p. 8 (1917) (W. Yunnan, Yangtse big bend).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. This form differs from both L. d. dichrous and L. d. dichroides in being much darker above and paler below, more buff than rufous. The head and back are practically concolorous and do not contrast, a distinctive feature in the latter race.
Dimensions and Colours of soft parts as in L. d. dichrous.
Distribution. Yunnan and N. Shan States.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.