(748) Pericrocotus peregrinus pallidus.
The Sind Small Minivet.
Pericrocotus peregrinus pallidus Stuart Baker, Bull. B. O. C., xl, p. 115 (1920) (Larkhana, Sind).
Vernacular names. Bulal-chasm (Hind.).
Description.— Adult male. Above very pale grey, the throat darker but never blackish ; below the scarlet is confined to the upper breast; the greater part of the abdomen, vent and under tail-coverts are pure white; the lateral tail-feathers are pale brick-pink.
The female is even paler with the lower parts devoid of all yellow; the wing patch is the palest cream and the lateral tail-feathers still paler.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the other races.
Distribution. Sind and the extreme North-West of India. Birds from Mt. Aboo are very pale and should probably be assigned to this race rather than to typical peregrinus.
Nidification. Nothing recorded.
Habits. Those of the species.