(109) Sitta victorias.
THE CHIN HILLS NUTHATCH.
Sitta victories Rippon, Bull. B. 0. C, xiv, p. 84 (1904) (Mt. Victoria).
Vernacular names. Hnet-pya-chouk (Burmese).
Description. Similar to the last bird, but has the chin, throat, upper breast and centre of the abdomen white; the sides of the face and neck pure white, the latter marked with golden chestnut.
Colours of soft parts. Iris red-brown; bill slaty-grey, black at the tip; legs dull yellowish brown.
Measurements. Wing 68 to 72 mm.; tail about 40 mm.; culmen 14 mm.
Female is apparently similar to the male.
Distribution. Chin Hills. Mt. Victoria.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded, found at 9,000 feet. This bird should probably be placed as a subspecies of S. himalayensis, but until some connecting forms are discovered it must rank as a species.