52. Paradoxornis guttaticollis.
Paradoxornis guttaticollis, A. David, N. Arch. Mus. vii, Bull. p. 14 (1871) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 497. Paradoxornis austeni, Gould, B. As. pt. xxiv, pi. 73 (1874) ; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 159 ; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 392; Cat. no. 373 bis.
Coloration. Resembles P. flavirostris. Differs in having the cheeky, chin, throat, and upper part of breast pale fulvous-white, with numerous delicate' arrowhead-shaped marks of black, and the remainder of the lower plumage of the same colour but without the marks ; the head and crest of a paler chestnut; the bill of about half the size and the legs much feebler.
Bill yellow; iris brown or hazel; legs and claws green (Cock-burn).
Length about 7.5; tail 4; wing 3.2; tarsus 1.05; bill from gape .5.
Distribution. Occurs in Sylhet, and on the Khasi and Naga Hills, in which last locality Godwin-Austen obtained this species at 6000 feet elevation. It extends into Western China.