(459) Troglodytes troglodytes talifuensis.
The Yunnan Wren.
Troglodytes talifuensis Sharpe, Bull, B. O. C, xiii, p. 77 (1902) (Talifu, Yunnan).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Similar to the preceding race but not so dark either above or below.
Colours of soft parts as in T. t. nipalensis.
Measurements. Wing 47 to 52 mm.; tail 29 mm.; tarsus about 17 to 18 mm.; culmen 11 to 11.5 mm.
The spotting on the wing-coverts is very conspicuous on the type-specimen but in others is no more developed than in many specimens of the other subspecies, and this appears to be purely an individual characteristic.
Distribution. Yunuan, Shan States and Northern Siam.
Habits. Nothing recorded.