(228) Timalia pileata jerdoni.
THE BURMESE RED-CAPPED BABBLER.
Timalia jerdoni Walden, A. M. N. H., (4) x, p. 61 (1872) (Pegu).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. The whole plumage more ferruginous than in T. p. bengalensis ; the sides of the breast and flanks are more olive, but there is more white in the centre.
Colours of soft parts as in the preceding race.
Measurements. On an average this is a larger bird than the Bengal form, the wing measuring from 60 to 68 mm- and the. other .parts in proportion.
Distribution. Practically the whole of Burma in suitable localities from the plains up to some 2,000 or even 3,000 feet; Siam to S. China.
Nidification. Breeds from May to July, making a nest, similar to that of the last bird, placed iu the same kind of situation. The eggs also resemble those of the western form, but measure about 18.7 x 14.9 mm.
Habits. Do not differ from those of the last bird. Harington states that he only found the bird in damp low-lying places in Upper Burma, whilst Oates speaks of its frequenting gardens in Lower Burma.