51. Paradoxornis flavirostris.
The Yellow-billed Crow-Tit.
Paradoxornis flavirostris, Gould, P. Z. S. 1836, p. 17 ; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 376; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 4; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 268, xlv, pt. ii, p. 72 ; Hume, S. F. ii. p. 457, v, p. 30; Cat. no. 373; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 496; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 134. Bathyrhynchus brevirostris, McClell. 2nd. Rev. 1838, p. 513, fig.
The Yellow-billed Finch-Thrush, Jerd.
Coloration. Forehead, crest, nape, sides of neck, and hinder part of ear-coverts dull chestnut; lores black ; feathers round the eye and a patch under it white, the bases of the feathers more or less black ; anterior two thirds of ear-coverts and the point of the chin black ; cheeks and chin white barred with black ; throat black ; upper plumage fulvous-brown, rufous on the tail and visible portions of wings ; lower plumage fulvous.
Bill bright yellow ; legs plumbeous ; iris red-brown (Jerdon).
Length about 7.5; tail 4.2; wing 3.5; tarsus 1.2; bill from gape .6.
Distribution. Distributed throughout the Terais of Nepal, Sikhim, and Bhutan, and ranging as far as Dibrugarh in Assam. Found also in the Khasi hills, Sylhet and Cachar in suitable localities, which appear to be thickets of reeds.