(101) Suthora ruficeps ruficeps.
THE RED-HEADED SUTHORA.
Chleuasicus ruficeps Blyth, J.A.S.B., xiv, p. 578 (1845) (Sikkim). Suthora ruficeps. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 67.
Vernacular names. Chongto-phep-pho (Lepcha).
Description. Forehead and crest to hind neck bright chestnut; sides of the head and neck paler; lower plumage white, tinged with pink on the breast; upper plumage rufous-brown, deeper on the tail and exposed parts of the wings; shafts of chin-feathers distinctly black.
Colours of soft parts. Bill creamy or fleshy white or pale horny; legs greenish plumbeous ; iris bright red-brown.
Measurements. Total length about 150 mm.; wing 75 to 78 mm.; tail about 80 mm.; tarsus about 23.5 mm.; culmen about 7.5 mm.
Distribution. Sikkim only.
Habits. A very rare bird found in Sikkim at 7,000 feet upwards. The habits are probably much the same as those of the next bird.