123. Pomatorhinus albigularis.
Blyth's Scimitar Babbler.
Pomatorhinus albogularis, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xxiv, p. 274 (1855); id. Birds Burm. p. 113; Wardlaw Ramsay, Ibis, 1878, p. 135, pl. v, fig. 1; Hume Dav. S. F. vi, pp. 281, 514 ; Hume, Cat. no. 401 quat.; Oates, B. B. i, p. 74; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 423. Pomatorhinus mariae, Wald. A. M. N. H. (4), xv, p. 403(1875); Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 113; Hume, S. F. hi, p. 404; v, p. 136.
Coloration. Upper plumage, the tail, and the exposed parts of the closed wings uniformly olive-brown tinged with rufous, the head slightly darker as a rule ; a distinct supercilium from the nostrils to the nape, rufous near the bill and white elsewhere, bordered above by a distinct black band extending to the forehead ; lores, under the eye, the ear-coverts, and a continuation of them down the sides of the neck black ; chin and throat white ; cheeks and lower plumage pale ferruginous, the sides of the body, vent, and under tail-coverts olive-brown.
Legs and feet pale greenish brown, sometimes a dingy brownish green; bill vermilion-red ; iris creamy white (Hume Sf Davison).
Length about 10; tail 4.2; wing 3.8; tarsus 1.4; bill from gape 1.1.
Distribution. The Toungngoo and Karen hills ; the neighbourhood of Muleyit and Nwalabo mountains in Tenasserim, extending down to Tavoy. This bird is found at all elevations up to 6000 feet.