(347) Ixulus flavicollis harterti.
THE CHESTNUT-NAPED IXULUS.
Ixulus flavicollis harterti Harington, Bull. B. O. C, xxxiii, p. 62 (1913) (Sinlum, Bhamo Hills).
Vernacular names. Chee-chaw (Kachin).
Description. Similar to I. f. flavicollis but differs in having the crest a darker and richer brown: the collar a deeper and brighter chestnut and the back a darker olive-brown.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in I. f. flavicollis.
Distribution. The Bhamo (Kachin) Hills and Trans-Salween Shan States, Burma. Birds from S. Assam, Manipur and S. Chin Hills are also of this form though not so dark as more Eastern specimens.
Nidification. This bird may commonly be found breeding throughout S. Assam and also in the Bhamo Hills. Neither nest nor eggs can be distinguished from those of the Himalayan forms. Forty-eight eggs average 19.3 x 14.2 mm.
Habits. Those of the species. Stevens found that this bird fed on berries as well as insects.