(54) Parus major planorum.
THE PUNJAB GREY-TIT.
Parus major planorum Hartert, Nov. Zool., 1905, p. 499 (S. Punjab).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. This bird is a small replica of the Kashmir Grey-Tit, much the same size as cinereus but decidedly paler.
Colours of soft parts as in cinereus.
Measurements. Wing 63 to 70 mm.; tail 52 to 63 mm.
Distribution. Plains of N.W. India and Punjab.
Nidification. Nothing recorded. Eggs of a clutch sent me, and said to have been taken at Lahore, average about 17.5 x 13.4 mm.
Habits as usual, but according to Hartert this is purely a plains form though there is very little material available for study in the shape of breeding specimens.