(207) Pomatorhinus horsfieldi obscurus.
Pomatorhinus obscurus Hume, S. F., i, p. 7 (1873) (Mt. Abu); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 120.
Vernacular names. Namala Pitta or Dasari Pitta (Tel.).
Description. A much paler bird than the last, with no black band separating the white of the breast from the upper plumage, the sides of the neck and breast being practically the same colour as the back.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in true horsfieldi.
Distribution. So far only recorded from Mt. Abu and Seoni.
Nidification. Similar to that of the other races. Five eggs sent me from Mt. Abu measure about 23.0 x 17.5 mm.
Habits as in the last, but perhaps does not frequent such dense jungles. Its range of elevation still requires to be carefully worked out together with its full distribution. Butler says that it is not gregarious, but goes about either singly or in pairs.