(279) Stachyridopsis rufifrons rufifrons
Stachyris rufifrons Hume, S. F., i, p. 479 (1873) (Pegu). Stachyrhidopsis rufifrons. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 165.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. This species differs from the last in having the rufous of the head much duller and confined to the anterior crown ; the upper plumage is more grey. In S. r. rufifrons the striae both on head and throat are inconspicuous or obsolete and the chin itself is white ; the lower plumage is a tawny buff.
Colours of soft parts. Iris deep red; bill bluish plumbeous-black (Harington); legs and feet pale fleshy-horn.
Measurements. Total length about 115 to 120 mm.; wing 50 to 53 mm.; tail about 48 mm.; tarsus about 18 mm.; culmen about 10 mm.
Distribution. Shan States to Tenasserim, Burma, North-East Siam *.
Nidification not recorded.
Habits. Apparently those of the next race. A low-level bird found from the plains up to 3,000 feet or so and haunting both dense forest and the more open bamboo; grass- and scrub-jungles.