(91) Paradoxornis guttaticollis.
Paradoxornis guttaticollis David, Nouv. Arch. Mus., vii, p. 14 (1871) (Szechuen, W, China); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 62.
Vernacular names Dao mougasha gadeba (Cachari).
Description. Differs from flavirostris in having the cheeks, chin, throat and upper part of the 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 about half the size and the legs much feebler.
Colours of soft parts. Iris brown to red-brown; bill wax-yellow ; legs and feet slaty-grey or plumbeous tinted with blue or green ; " legs and claws green ** (Cockburn).
Measurements. Rather smaller than the last; tail about 100 mm.; wing 80 to 85 mm.; culmen about 8 to 9 mm.; tarsus about 26 mm.
Distribution. Hills south of Brahmaputra, N. Lakhimpur,. hills of N. Burma, Shan Stares into western China.
Nidification. Similar to that of the last bird but probably never breeds below 3,000 feet and seldom under 4,000 feet. The eggs also are indistinguishable and the average of 34 is 22.2 x 16.4 mm.
Habits. The same as those of flavirostris, but whereas that bird is most common at low levels this is found at much higher levels and never, so far as has been recorded, in the plains or foot-hills.