(222) Pomatorhinus erythrogenys gravivox,
Pomatorhinus gravivox David, Ann. Sci. Nat., xviii, p. 2 (1873) (South Shensi).
Vernacular names. Chi-ba-wo-graw (Kachin). Description. Differs from P. e. macclellandi in having the flanks rufous and the breast streaked with black. Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in P. e. macclellandi..
Distribution. Bhamo Hills, Yunnan into China.
Nidification. This Scimitar-Babbler breeds in some numbers in the Bhamo Hills from 5,000 feet upwards and Harington took several nests at 5,500, which he describes as domed and placed on, or close to, the ground. The eggs are laid from the middle of March to early May and usually three form the full clutch, sometimes two only. They are rather broad ovals and measure about 27.0 x 21.0 mm.
Habits. Harington records that this bird is very noisy in the mornings and evenings, having a fine Blackbird-like song, which it often repeats.