173. Stachyrhidopsis rufifrons.
Stachyris rufifrons, Hume, S. F. i, p. 470 (1873), iii, p. 117 ; Wald. in Blyth's Birds Burm. p. 116 ; Brooks, S. F. iv, p. 274 ; Hume, S. F. iv, p. 501; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 2C5 ; Hume, Cat. no. 393 bis; Bingham, S. F. ix, p. 179; Hume, S. F. xi,p. 141. Stachyridopsis rufifrons (Hume), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 599; Oates, B. B. i, p. 54.
Coloration. Resembles S. ruficeps. Differs in having the chin and upper throat white, with black shafts, the sides of the head decidedly ashy, with the lores and a ring round the eye conspicuously paler, and the rufous on the crown duller and not extending to the nape.
Bill blue; iris deep red ; eyelids plumbeous; legs fleshy brown; claws pale horn-colour.
Length nearly 5; tail 1.9; wing 2.1; tarsus .7 ; bill from gape .55.
Distribution. The lower hills of Sikhim, the Bhutan Doars, and Assam up to Dibrugarh; thence down to Pegu and Tenasserim, through the hill-tracts of Eastern Bengal and Upper Burma. This species has also been found in Karennee. It is very sparingly spread over the above area and is nowhere common.