454. Phyllergates coronatus.
The Golden-headed Warbler.
Orthotomus coronatus, Jerd. & Blyth, P. Z. S. 1861, p. 200; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 168; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 107; Hume, N. & E. p. 334; Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 121; Sharpe, Ibis, 1877, p. 115; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 346; Hume, Cat. no. 531; id. S. F. xi, p. 207. Phyllobates coronatus (Jerd. & Blyth), Oates, B. B. i, p. 110. Phyllergates coronatus (Jerd. & Blyth), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 230; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 282.
The Golden-headed Tailor-bird, Jerd.
Coloration. Forehead and crown chestnut; a short supercilium yellow, turning to pale grey over the ear-coverts ; lores and the upper part of the ear-coverts dark ashy brown; lower part of the ear-coverts silvery white ; nape, sides, and back of the neck ashy; back, rump, upper tail-coverts, and wing-coverts yellowish green; wings brown, edged with yellowish green; tail brown, the inner webs of the two outer pairs of feathers white; chin, throat, and breast pale ashy white; remainder of the lower plumage bright yellow.
Legs and feet yellowish fleshy ; upper mandible, tips and edges of lower mandible along commissure black; rest of bill yellowish fleshy; iris brown (Hume & Davison).
Length about 4.5; tail 1.7; wing 1.8; tarsus .75; bill from gape .7.
Distribution. Sikhim and Upper Assam, in which latter province this species has been obtained at Dibrugarh. It has also been procured at Cherra Poonjee and on the Limatol range of the western hills of Manipur ; on the Tsankoo hills at 3000 feet near Karennee, and on Muleyit mountain in Tenasserim.
Habits, &c. A nest brought to Jerdon as that of this bird was similar to the ordinary nest of a Tailor-bird, but not so carefully made, the leaves being loosely attached and with fewer stitches. The eggs, two in number, were white with rusty spots.