(223) Pomatorhinus erythrogenys imberbis.
Pomatorhinus imberbis Salvad., Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen., (2) vii, p.410 (1889) (Yado, N.E. Leito).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Practically the same in coloration as Vigors's Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler but much smaller.
Colours of soft parts as in Vigors's Scimitar-Babbler.
Measurements. Wing about 84 to 88 mm.; tail about the same; tarsus about 37 mm.; culmen about 30 to 31 mm.
Distribution. Hills of Eastern Burma from the Ruby Mines to Tenasserim.
Nidification. Mr. J. P. Cook found this bird breeding at Kalaw in some numbers in thin grass and scattered scrub-jungle at an elevation of about 3,200 feet. The nest he describes as like that of other Scimitar-Babblers and on the 13th April he took a single egg, hard-set, measuring 26.0 x 20.3 mm.
Habits. Frequents grass-land and thin scrub rather than forest or heavy jungle.
Key to Subspecies.
a.. Sides of head not streaked with white P.h. hypoleucus, p. 222.
b. Sides of head streaked with white P.h. tickelli, p. 223.