357. Pnoepyga pusilla.
The Brown Wren.
Pnoepyga pusilla, Hodgs. P. Z. S. 1845, p. 25; Blyth, Cat. p. 179; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 180; Jerd. B. 1. i, p. 489; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlvii, pt. ij, p. 23; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 234 ; Hume, Cat. no. 330 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vi, p. 304; Oates, B. B. i, p. 153. Pnoepyga squamata, apud Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 99.
The Brown Hill- Wren, Jerd.
Coloration. Resembles P. albiventris, sex for sex. Differs in being smaller and in having the upper plumage less marked with fulvous spots, these spots being fewer and less distinct. On the other hand the median and greater coverts and all the secondaries and tertiaries are distinctly tipped with fulvous, which is not the case in P. albiventris.
The young are also quite similar to the young of P. albiventris, and cannot be distinguished from them till some of the spots on the wings appear.
Bill black, lower mandible paler; gape whitish; legs and feet pale brown ; claws paler ; iris deep brown (Hume & Davison).
Length about 3.5; tail .5; wing 2; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .6.
Distribution. Sikhim ; probably Nepal; Assam ; Khasi hills ; Karennee ; Muleyit mountain in Tenasserim. Outside our limits this species has been found at Perak.