(815) Orthotomus sutorius longicaudus.
The Chinese Tailor-Bird.
Motacilla longicauda Gmelin, S. N., i, p. 954 (1788) (China). Orthotomus sutorius. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 366 (part.).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. The darkest of all forms of Orthotomus sutorius, with the underside strongly suffused with huff and the anterior crown deep rufous with a very dark nape.
Colours of soft parts as in O. s. sutorius.
Measurements. Wing 44 to 50 mm.; tail 35 to 60 mm.; tarsus 20 to 21 mm.; culmen 13 to 14 mm.
Distribution. Yunnan and China (Fokhien, Foochow). Specimens obtained by Harington in the Northern Shan States appear to he of this species. I cannot separate La Touche's inescpectatus (Yunnan) from the Fokhien birds, though they differ from Swinhoe's phillarraphaeus from Amoy in being darker and duller.
Nidification. Not distinguishable from that of any other race of Tailor-Bird.
Habits. Those of the species.