(248) Pellorneum ignotum cinnamomeum.
Drymocataphus cinnamomeus Rippon, Bull. B. O. C. xi.p. 12 (1900) (Loi Mai, S. Shan States).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from the last bird in having the] upper parts olive-brown and not rufescent, the breast more rufous and the chin and throat whitish with arrow-shaped tips.
Colours of soft parts. Iris orange-red; bill dark horn, the lower mandible paler; legs pale horn (Harington).
Measurements. Wing 51 to 57 mm.; tail about 50 to 55 mm.; tarsus about 24 mm.; culmen about 12 mm.
Distribution. Shan States and Bhamo Hills above 5,000 feet to S. Annam.
Nidification. Similar to that of the Assamese Babbler but the nest is more often placed in grass nearer the ground. The eggs, generally two only in number, sometimes- three, are like those of that bird, but are pinker or more terra-cotta in tint. Fifty eggs average 20.4 x l5.0 mm.
Habits. Those of the last bird. Robinson and Kloss record it from 3,000 feet, Dran, S. Annani.