(547) Tarsiger chrysaeus whistleri.
The Simla Golden Bush-Robin.
Tarsiger chrysaeus whistleri Ticehurst, Bull. B. O. C. xlii, p. 121 (1922) (Simla). Tarsiger chrysaeus. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 104 (part.).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description.— Adult male. "Differs from typical T. c. chrysaeus .. . not so dark above, paler olivaceous, with few or no black feathers to the mantle; golden colour everywhere paler." (Ticehurst.)
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the preceding bird.
Female. " Greener, almost with a greyish wash above; upper tail-coverts and tail's edge greener olive, less ruddy olive-brown; underparts paler yellow." (Ticehurst.)
Distribution. N.W. Himalayas to Garhwal.
Nidification. Nests and eggs taken by Bat tray, Buchanan and others differ in no way from those of the Golden Bush-Robin.
Habits. The same as those of the preceding bird.