350. Sphenocichla roberti.
Robert's Wedge-billed Wren.
Sphenocichla roberti, Godw.-Aust. & Wald. Ibis, 1875, p. 251; Hume, S. F. iv, p. 217; Godw.-Aust. J. A. 8. B. xlv, pt. ii, p. 198, pl. vi. Stachyrirhynchus roberti (Godw-Ausi. & Wald.), Hume, S. F. iv, p. 217, note. Heterorhynchus roberti (Godw.-Aust. & Wald.), Hume, Cat. no. 383 ter. Heterorhynchus humii, Mand. apud Hume, S. F. xi, p. 135.
Coloration. The whole upper plumage pale golden brown, each feather margined with black and subterminally tipped with ashy; the wing-coverts, back,.,rump, upper tail-coverts, wings, and tail cross-barred with black; ear-coverts rufous with paler shafts; a broad supercilium composed of black feathers with subterminal white tips; chin, throat, and sides of the neck, breast, and upper abdomen ashy brown edged with black, inside this bordered very distinctly and evenly with white; remainder of the lower plumage golden brown with whitish subterminal spots.
In the dry skin the legs are dark brown; the bill brown with the greater part of the lower mandible yellowish.
Length about 7; tail 2.6; wing 2.9; tarsus 1.1; bill from gape 1.05.
Distribution. Discovered by Mr. Robert on the Hemeo Peak, North Cachar hills. This species has also been procured in the Manipur hills according to Godwin-Austen.