(193) Argya caudata huttoni.
THE AFGHAN BABBLER.
Malacocercus huttoni Blyth, J. A. S. B., xvi, p. 476 (1847) (Candahar).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Similar to the last bird but much paler and greyer* the central marks less defined and not so dark. It is also a trifle larger.
Colours of soft parts as in the last bird.
Measurements. Wing 83 to 95 mm.; tail 125 to 135 mm.
Distribution. Afghanistan, Baluchistan and S.E. Persia. A specimen from "the Jay River Hills" Sind, is a very typical example of this race, but other specimens from the plains of Sind are true caudata. I cannot separate Hume's eclipes.
Nidification and Habits do not appear to differ from those of the Indian bird.