457. Urosphena squamiceps.
Tribura squameiceps, Swinhoe, P. Z. S. 1863, p. 292. Urosphena squamiceps (Swinh.), Swinhoe, Ibis, 1877, p. 205, pl. iv; Hume Dav. S. P. vi, p. 343; Hume, Cat. no. 522 ter; Oates, B. B. i, p. 100. Cettia squamiceps (Swinh.), Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 142.
Coloration. The whole upper plumage rich hair-brown tinged with chocolate; the feathers of the head rounded; the outer webs of the quills brighter; a distinct supercilium from the nostril to the nape buffy white; lores and a streak between the supercilium and the ear-coverts very dark brown; ear-coverts and cheeks buffy white, each feather tipped with brown ; the whole lower plumage pale buffish white, turning to almost pure white on the chin, throat, and middle of abdomen.
Legs, feet, and claws fleshy-white; two thirds of lower mandible fleshy-white; rest of lower mandible and the upper one horny-brown ; iris dark brown (Hume Davison).
Length about 4 : tail 1.2 ; wing 2.1 ; tarsus .7 ; bill from gape .65.
Distribution. This RARE Warbler has been once procured at Bankasun, in the south of Tenasserim, by Davison. It is probably only A winter visitor to BURKINA. It is found in South China and Formosa in the winter, and in North-eastern Asia in the summer. Nothing is known of its habits.