419. Phylloscopus mandellii.
Reguloides mandellii, Brooks, S. F. viii, pp. 389, 481 (1879).
Coloration. Resembles P. superciliosus very closely, but has the upper plumage a darker green ; the coronal streak is equally ill-defined, but the lateral bands are a dark blackish olive, very much darker than the back; the supercilium is buff; the wing-bars are dull yellow, and the upper one is indistinct and tinged with green.
Upper mandible black; lower mandible yellow at base, blackish at tip ; legs and feet pale yellowish (Brooks).
Length about 4.1; tail 1.7; wing 2.2; tarsus .75; bill from gape .4; the second primary is about equal to the ninth.
I have seen very few specimens of this bird, but these few are quite distinct from P. superciliosus and P. humii, neither of which approaches its rich Coloration.
Distribution. The Khasi hills and Sikhim, where this species is probably a resident.