(93) Suthora nepalensis.
THE ASHY-EARED SUTHORA.
Suthora nepalensis Hodgs., Ind. Rev., ii, p. 32 (1838) (Nepal); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 65.
Vernacular names. Suthora (Nepal).
Description. Forehead, crown and nape smoky grey; a very broad black supercilium from forehead to nape; lores, round the eye, and a short broad eyebrow white; remainder of the side of the head slaty blue; upper plumage and wing-coverts orange-brown; primary-coverts black; primaries with hoary outer webs, tinged with chestnut at base; the outer quills chiefly chestnut on the outer webs and tipped with white on both webs; tail chestnut broadly tipped with blackish ; point of the chin black; throat rusty, with black bars showing through; lower plumage orange-fulvous.
Colours of soft parts. Not recorded.
Measurements. Total length about 110 mm.; wing 47 to 49 mm.;, tail about 55 to 58 mm.; tarsus about 16 to 16.5 mm.; culmen about 5 mm.
Distribution. Nepal only.
Nidification and Habits. Nothing known.