127. Pomatorhinus austeni.
Austen's Scimitar Babbler.
Pomatorhinus austeni, Hume, S. F. x, p. 152 (1881); Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 418 ; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 148.
Coloration. Resembles P. ochraceiceps. Differs in having the upper plumage olive-brown, with merely a tinge of ochraceous on the head and neck only, and in having the sides of the body, vent, and under tail-coverts olivaceous.
Legs and feet pale grey-brown, with a dull green shade, or greyish olive; claws light brown or horny yellow, brownish towards tips ; soles yellowish ; bill coral-red to orange-vermilion; iris pale buff, or very pale orange, or white with an orange tint (Hume).
Length about 10; tail 4.6; wing 3.5; tarsus 1.3; bill from gape 1.5.
Distribution. The only specimens of this bird known are those procured by Hume in Eastern Manipur, where he states it was common in the higher forests.