171. Stachyrhis assimilis.
The Allied Babbler.
Stachyrhis assimilis, Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 116 (1875) ; Hume, S. F. v, p. 56; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi,pp. 265, 514 ; Hume, Cat. no. 394 bis. Stachyris bocagei, Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (1) xiv, p. 223 (1879). Stachyridopsis assimilis (Wald.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p, 602; Oates, B. B. i, p. 53; Salvadori, Ann. Mus. Civ. Gen. (2) v, p. 605.
Coloration. Resembles S. chrysaea. Differs in having the whole upper plumage dull green, tinged with ashy or slaty on the back, the yellow on the crown quite pale, and the lower plumage entirely dull yellow. Of the same size as S. chrysaea.
Legs and feet fleshy yellow; upper mandible brown; lower pale plumbeous, fleshy at base; iris deep red-brown (Davison). Iris lake; bill lavender, pink at base; legs brownish yellow; feet greenish ( Wardlaw Ramsay).
Distribution. There are undoubted specimens of this species in the Hodgson collection, either from Nepal or Sikhim ; there is also in the British Museum a specimen from Assam; the bird is known from Karennee, and from Muleyit and Nwalabo mountains in Tenasserim; it also occurs in the mountains of Sumatra.