(221) Pomatorhinus erythrogenys macclellandi.
Pomatorhinus macclellandi Jerdon, B. of I,ii, p. 32 (1863) (Khasia Hills); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 125.
Vernacular names, Dao-gurrum-buku (Cachari). Description. In this race the flanks are olivaceous instead of rufous, and the breast is white streaked with dark ashy brown. Colours of soft parts as in erythrogenys.
Measurements. This is a smaller bird than the last two, with a wing of about 87 to 93 mm. In this, as in all the Scimitar-Babblers, the female is decidedly smaller than the male, and the smaller dimensions given refer to that sex. The bill is only about 30 to 32 mm. and more slender than in the previous two races.
Distribution. Assam, South of the Brahmaputra and Chin Hills.
Nidification similar to that of the last two birds. Forty eggs average 26.5 x 19.3 m. The breeding season lasts from early April to late June, and nests may be found at all elevations, between 2,500 and 6,000 feet.
Habits. These do not differ from those of other birds of the same genus, but this race wanders down very low in winter, for Stevens obtained it in the Lakhimpur plains in January to March.