222. Siva sordida.
The Dull Siva.
Siva cyanouroptera, Hodgs., apud Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 110. Siva sordida, Hume, S. F. v, p. 104 (1877) ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 371 ; Hume, Cat. no. 617 bis ; Oates, B. B. i, p. 144 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 641.
Coloration. Resembles S. cyanuroptera. Differs in having the back, scapulars, wing-coverts, and the outer webs of the tertiaries earth-brown, not ochraceous ; the winglet is not tipped with white, nor have the quills of the wing either white tips or white margins; the blue portions of the plumage are much duller.
Lower mandible, legs, feet, and claws whity brown; upper mandible darker, but still pale brown; iris creamy yellow (Hume & Davison).
Of the same size as S. cyanuroptera.
Distribution. Karennee; the higher slopes of Muleyit mountain in Tenasserim.
This species also occurs on the mountains near Perak in the Malay peninsula.