449. Horornis albiventris.
The White-bellied Bush-Warbler.
Niornis albiventer, Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xiv, pt. ii, p. 199 (1876); Hume, S. F. v, p. 55; id. Cat. no. 552 ter; id. S. F. xi, p. 217.
Coloration. The whole upper plumage uniform umber-brown tinged with rufous, as are also the visible portions of the wings and tail; a short supercilium and the feathers round the eye grey; ear-coverts umber-brown ; chin dull white, each feather tipped with brown; throat purer white, with a subterminal dusky speck on each feather; middle of the abdomen whitish ; remainder of the lower plumage, axillaries, and under wing-coverts rich ochraceous brown.
Bill horny-brown above, pale beneath.
Length nearly 5; tail 2.2; wing 2.1; tarsus .85; middle toe and claw .8.
Distribution. This well-marked form occurs in the Manipur valley, where the type-specimen was procured at Sengmai by Mr. W. Robert.