451. Horornis pallidipes.
Phylloscopus pallidipes, Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 162, pi. vii, fig. 1 (1872) ; Brooks, J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 246. Horeites sericea, Wald. in Blyth, Birds Burm. p. 119 (1875); Tweedd. Ibis, 1877, p. 487 ; Hume, S. F. v, p. 57. Horeites pallidipes (Blanf.), Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 344; Hume, Cat. no. 527 quat.; Oates, B. B. i. p. 122. Cettia pallidipes (Blanf.), Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 139. Horornis pallidipes (Blanf.), Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 281.
Coloration. The whole upper plumage olive-brown, tinged with rufous on the rump and upper tail-coverts; wings and tail dark brown, edged with olive-brown; lores and behind the eye dark brown; a distinct greyish-white supercilium; lower plumage whitish, suffused with brown on the sides of the neck, breast, body, and under tail-coverts.
Iris dull brown; bill yellow; legs fleshy-white (Wardlaw Ramsay).
Length about 4.5; tail 1.8 ; wing 2; tarsus .8; bill from gape .6.
Distribution. Sikhim and the Bhutan Doars, extending to the hill-ranges east of Toungngoo and to the Salween valley in Tenasserim.
Habits, &c. Breeds in Sikhim in May and June, laying four eggs in a cup-shaped nest made of grass, and built on the ground. The eggs do not appear to be known.