(285) Mixornis rubricapilla pileata.
THE MALAY YELLOW-BREASTED BABBLER.
Prinia pileata Blyth, J. A. S. B., xi, 1842, p. 204 (Malay). Mixornis gularis. Blanf. & Oates, i, p, 168.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from the last two in having the stripes on the under parts much more developed; the crown more rufous and the upper parts also tinged with rufous and the exposed parts of the wing more castaneous.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements. The bill may be a trifle heavier and longer than in the last but the difference is quite insignificant. Davison records the iris as brown, otherwise both in size and colours of soft parts pileata agrees with the other races.
Distribution. The extreme South of Tenasserim and through¬out the Malay Peninsula.
Nidification and Habits as in the other subspecies. Eggs sent me by Mr. W. A. T. Kellow measure about 17.1 x 12.7 mm.
The name Motacilla gularis Raffles, Trans. L.S., xiii, p. 312, 1820, which is the oldest name for this species, cannot be used as it is preoccupied by Motacilla gularis Gmelin (1788).