(914) Horornis pallidipes osmastoni.
Horeites pallidipes osmastoni Hartert, Bull. B. O. C, xxi. p. 107 (1908) (Andamans).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from Blanford's Bush-Warbler in being a darker, richer brown above, more rufous, less olive; the flanks and sides of the breast are washed with richer, more ochre brown,. and the centre of the abdomen is a purer white.
Colours of soft parts as in the last bird.
Measurements. Wing 51 to 53 mm.; tail 36 to 37 mm.; tarsus about 21 mm.; culmen 12 mm.
Distribution. Andamans only.
Nidification. Not recorded.
Habits. A resident bird in the Andamans and, according to Mr. B. B. Osmaston, its discoverer, a shy skulking bird very difficult to observe, loth to fly and keeping to dense undergrowth in forest. Its call he describes as a rapid succession of three or four loud high notes, evidently very similar to that of Blanford's Bush-Warbler.