(750) Pericrocotus albifrons.
Pericrocotus albifrons Jerdon, Ibis, 1862, p. 20 (Upper Burma, Thayetmyo); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 489.
Vernacular names. Hnet-mintha (Burmese).
Description. Similar to the White-bellied Minivet but has the forehead, a broad supercilium, chin and throat pure white; the rump has the red less extensive and the white more so.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the preceding bird.
Female diners from that of P. erythropygius in having less red on the rump.
Distribution. Practically the whole of Burma from the Chin, Kachin and Shan States to Tenasserim.
Nidification. Jerdon's Minivet breeds in the Chin Hills and in the broken country in Pakokku in May and June, making a nest just like that of the White-bellied Minivet, built sometimes in low bushes or cane brakes and sometimes quite high up in trees. Eggs taken by Captain Venning and Mr. P. MacDonald are like those of the White-bellied Minivet but average decidedly paler. They measure about 17.3 x 13.7 mm.
Habits. Similar to those of the preceding species.