(473) Sphenocichla humei.
HUME'S WEDGE-BILLED WREN.
Heterorhynchus humei Mandelli, S. F., i, p. 415 (1873) (Native Sikkim). Sphenocichla humii. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 336.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Whole upper plumage rich golden-brown, the feathers edged with black and all but those of the crown and nape narrowly barred with blackish; feathers of head, neck and interscapulars with white shafts, most conspicuous on the forehead; broad white supercilium from the back of the eye breaking up into white spots on the sides of the neck; wings blackish-brown, the visible parts barred with dark golden-brown; chin, throat, breast and flanks dark brown with white shafts and the narrowest of white edges; belly ashy-grey; posterior flanks and under tail-coverts golden-brown.
Colours of soft parts. Irides dark brown; bill slate-colour, the culmen darker; legs dark brown.
Measurements. Wing 70 to 74 mm.; tail 64 to 71 mm.; tarsus 26 to 27 mm.; culmen 22 to 24 mm.
Distribution. Sikkim to the Abor Hills.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.