46. Lophophanes rubidiventris.
The Rufous-bellied Crested Tit.
Parus rubidiventris, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xvi, p. 445 (1847); id. Cat. p. 104; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 372; Gadow, Cat. B. M. viii, p. 30. Lophophanes rubidiventris (Blyth), Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 274; Hume, Cat. no. 639.
Coloration. Forehead, crown, nape, hind neck, lores, chin, and throat dark brown or blackish, but never the deep black of L. melanolophus, L, rufinuchalis, and L. beavani; cheeks, ear-coverts, the sides of the neck, and a large nuchal spot white ; upper plumage olive-brown ; the wings and tail brown with bluish-ashy edges, and the upper tail-coverts tipped with fulvous; lower plumage and under wing-coverts ferruginous.
In the dry state the bill is black and the legs dark brown.
Length about 4.5; tail 1.9 ; wing 2.5; tarsus .7 ; bill from gape .5.
Distribution. Nepal, where procured by Hodgson. In the Pin-will Collection there are specimens from the N. W. Himalayas, which locality probably refers to Kumaon.