(225) Pomatorhinus hypoleucus tickell!.
Pomatorhinus tickelli Blyth, J. A. S. B., xxiv, p. 273 (1875) (Tenasserim) ; Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 127.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from the preceding bird in being a richer-olive-brown above and in having the rufous head-patch streaked with white, the streaks increasing in size and extending on to the rufous of the neck and shoulders.
Colours of soft parts. The legs and feet vary a good deal, being pale bluish green, very pale brown, or pale whitish blue; the upper mandible pale brown, the lower mandible pale whitish blue; iris pale to dark brown and brownish red; naked patch behind the eye flesh-colour, more or less strongly tinged blue (Hume & Davison).
Measurements as in P. h. hypoleucus. Distribution. Tenasserim.
Nidification. Mr. C. Hopwood describes its nest as like that of the Arrakan Scimitar-Babbler, but placed in clumps of bamboo and made of tendrils, twigs and roots. It breeds apparently from January to March, and lays two or three white eggs measuring about 30.2 x 22.7 mm.
Habits. Davison remarks that this Babbler keeps much to thick undergrowth, either in pairs or small parties, keeping to the ground more exclusively than any of the other Scimitar-Babblers known by him.