(201) Pomatorhinus schisticeps mearsi.
GRANT'S SLATY-HEADED SCIMITAR-BABBLER.
Pomatorhinus mearsi Ogilvie-Grant, Bull. B. O. C, xv, p. 35 (1905) (Taungdwin).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. This race has the chestnut still paler than in cryptanthus, and the edges to the primaries are also paler than they are in that bird. The rufous collar is often very pronounced in this race.
Colours of soft parts as in the other races.
Measurements. The largest of the Slaty-headed Scimitar-Babblers ; wing from 100 to 110 mm. and other measurements in proportion.
Distribution. Western Burma, Chin Hills and Arrakan.
Nidification. Like that of the last two birds. Two eggs taken by Mr. J. M. D. Mackenzie in the Chin Hills and four sent me from Arrakan measure about 26 x 19.7 mm.
Habits. Those of the species. Appears to be found from the lowest hills up to about 4,000 feet.