(70) Sylviparus modestus modestus.
THE YELLOW-BROWED TIT.
Sylviparus modestus Burton, P. Z. S., p. 154 (1835) (Nepal); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 53.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Upper plumage, sides of the neck, the wings and tail olive-green, the feathers of the crown centred with brown; sides of the head yellowish green slightly mottled with brown; a ring of feathers round the eye and a short eye-brow yellow; lower plumage yellow tinged with ochraceous; edge of wing and under wing-coverts bright yellow.
Colours of soft parts. Bill dark plumbeous, palest along the commissure and at base of the lower mandible; legs and feet plumbeous ; iris very dark brown (Davison).
Measurements. Total length about 100 mm.; tail about 35 mm.; wing 60 to 64 mm.; tarsus about 15 mm.; culmen about 5 mm.
Distribution. Garhwal, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and hills N. of the Brahmaputra at least as far East as the Abor Hills. Nidification. Nothing known.
Habits. A bird of the hills above 6,000 feet. In winter it apparently comes much lower, possibly on rare occasions into the plains.