414. Phylloscopus pulcher.
The Orange-barred Willow-Warbler.
Abrornis erochroa, Hodgs. in Gray's Zool. Misc. p. 82 (1844, descr. nulla) ; Gray, Cat. Mamm. etc. Nepal, pp. 66, 152 (1846) ; Horsf. M. Cat. i.p. 340. Abrornis pulchrala, Hodgs. in Gray's Zool. Misc. p. 82 (1844, descr. nulla). Phylloscopus pulcher (Hodgs.), Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiv, p. 592 (1845). Abrornis pulchra (Hodgs.), Gray, Cat. Mamm, etc. Nepal, pp. 66, 152 (1840); Blyth, Cat. p. 183. Reguloides erochroa (Hodgs.), Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 199; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 358; Hume, Cat. no. 568; Sadly, S. F. viii, p. 309; Brooks, S. F. viii, pp. 392, 482; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 223. Phyllosconus pulcher (Hodgs.), Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v. p. 73; Oates, B. B. i, p. 90.
The Bar-winged Warbler, Jerd.
Coloration. Head very dark olive-brown; coronal streak merely indicated, being extremely indistinct; upper plumage olive-green, the feathers of the rump very broadly tipped with yellowish green, forming a band above the coverts of the tail; wings and wing-coverts dark brown edged with green, the median and greater coverts broadly tipped with orange; tail with the three middle pairs of feathers brown, edged on the outer webs with yellowish green, the three outer pairs white on the inner webs and on the basal halves of the outer webs, the remainder of the outer webs being brown ; supercilium buffish green ; sides of the head mingled brown and green : lower plumage greenish yellow.
Bill black; base of lower mandible and gape yellow; irides dark brown; feet dusky greenish, the soles greenish yellow; claws dusky (Scully).
Length 4.2; tail 1.75 ; wing 2.4; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .5 ; the second primary is about equal to the tenth ; the first primary measures about .6 inch in Length.
Distribution. The Himalayas, from Chamba to Bhutan. This species has also been found in the Khasi and Naga hills, in Manipur, Karennee, and on Muleyit mountain in Tenasserim. It has not been observed in the Peninsula of India. It is probably a resident where it is found. It has been procured up to 13,000 ft. elevation in Sikhim.