220. Siva castaneicauda.
Liothrix strigula (Hodgs.), apud Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 110; Wardlaw Ramsay, Ibis, 1877, p. 464. Siva castaneicauda, Hume, S. F. v, p. 100 (1877); Hume &; Dav. S. F. vi, p. 371 ; Hume, Cat. no. 610 bis ; Oates, B. B. i, p. 145 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 639; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) v, p. COL.
Coloration. Resembles S. strigula. Differs in having more red on the tail, the basal five sixths of the middle pair of feathers, the basal three quarters of the inner webs, and the basal half of the outer webs of the next pair being chestnut-red; the ring of feathers round the eye is of a brighter yellow and the sides of the head are blackish ; the bill is also much larger.
Legs and feet dingy glaucous green; the upper mandible dark brown, the lower fleshy ; the iris deep brown (Hume).
Of about the same size as S. strigula.
Distribution. Bhutan; the hills east of Toungngoo; Muleyit mountain in Tenasserim. This bird appears to occur only at considerable elevations.
It has been obtained on the mountains of Perak in the Malay peninsula.