(862) Phylloscopus armandii.
Milne-Edward's Willow-Warbler .
Abrornis armandii Mil.-Edw., Nouv. Arch. Mus. Bull, i, p. 22 (1865); (N.China).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Very similar to P. f. fuscatus, of which it might perhaps be treated as a subspecies. The throat and abdomen are greenish white, the bill is stouter and the legs more slender, otherwise it agrees with that bird.
Colours of soft parts as in P. f. fuscatus.
Measurements. Wing 50 to 64 mm.: tail 48 to 59 mm. ; tarsus 19 to 22 mm.; culmen 9.5 to 10.5 mm. As usual with the Warblers the female is much smaller than the male.
Distribution. Breeding in Mongolia and North China and in Winter South to South China, the Indo-Chinese countries and Burma. Harington found this bird very common in the Bhamo district, his specimens being identified by Dr. E. Hartert (Bombay Nat. Hist. Journ., xix, p. 123).
Nidification. Przewalski found its nest in June at an elevation of almost 9,000 feet. The five eggs it contained were white spotted with reddish and measured from 15.5 x 12.5 to 16.0 x 13.0 mm.
Habits. Those of the genus.