(743) Pericrocotus Solaris ripponi, subsp. nov.
The Skin Minivet.
Description.— Adult male. Similar to P. s. Solaris; the grey of the upper parts paler and the red much darker, less scarlet more brick-red; the forehead is also strongly tinged with red and the throat is washed with the same colour.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the preceding form.
Female like that of the Yellow-throated Minivet but perhaps rather paler and greener above.
Type. British Mus. Coll. No. 1900, 12.20. 67. E. of Fort Stedman, S. Shan States. Named after Colonel G. Rippon, the collector.
Distribution. At present only known from the Shan States.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.