225. Yuhina nigrimentum.
The Black-chinned Yuhina.
Polyodon nigrimentum, Hodgs. in Cray's Zool. Misc. p. 82 (1844). Yuhina nigrimentum, Hodgs. J. A. S. B. xiv, p. 562 (1845) ; Blyth, Cat. p. 337; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 262; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 262 ; Hume, N. & E. p. 306; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 169, xlv, pt. ii, p. 82; Hume, Cat. no. 628; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 633 ; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 252 ; Oates in Humes N. & F. 2nd ed. i, p. 139.
The Black-chinned Flower-pecker, Jerd.; Turringing-pho, Lepch.
Coloration. Forehead and crest black, each feather margined with grey ; nape and sides of the head grey; lores and chin black ; upper plumage and tail dull olive-green ; primaries and secondaries brown, with a narrow external edging of olive-green to each feather; throat white ; remainder of lower plumage fulvous, tinged with rufous.
Bill dusky above, lower mandible red ; feet reddish yellow ; iris brown (Jerdon).
Length about 4.5; tail 1.5; wing 2.2; tarsus .65 ; bill from gape .6.
Distribution. The Himalayas from Garwhal to the Daphla hills in Assam; the Naga hills in Manipur. This species appears to be found at considerable elevations only. It extends into China.
Habits, &c. Gammie found a nest in Sikhim in June ; a mere pad of moss and wool in a large tree. It contained four white eggs, which measured .58 by .43.