(911) Horornis albiventris.
The White-bellied Bush-Warbler.
Neornis albiventer Godw.-Austen, J. A. S. B., xiv, pt. 2, p. 199 (1876) (Kashmir). Horornis albiventris. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 436.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. " 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 brown, 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."
Colours of soft parts. "Bill horny-brown above, pale beneath."
Measurements. Length nearly 5; tail 2.2; wing 2.1; tarsus .85; middle toe and claw .8 inch."
Distribution. " This well-marked form occurs in the Manipur Valley, where the type-specimen was procured at Hengmai by Mr. W. Robert * (Oates, Avifauna, i, p. 436).
I cannot find this specimen anywhere in the British Museum collection and therefore quote Oates in full.