224. Yuhina occipitalis.
The Slaty-headed Yuhina.
Yuhina occipitalis, Hodgs, As. lies, xix, p. 166 (183G); Blyth, Cat. p. 100; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 261 ; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 261; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 44; Hume, Cat. no. 627; Scully, S. F. viii, p. 321; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 633.
The Slaty-headed Hill-Tit, Jerd.; Turringing-pho, Lepch.
Coloration. Forehead and crest slaty grey, with whitish shaft-streaks ; posterior feathers of crest and the nape chestnut; hind neck ashy ; upper plumage rufous-brown; wing and tail brown, the outer webs margined aud suffused with rufous-brown; a circle of white feathers round the eye ; ear-coverts and the region of the eye slaty grey, streaked whitish ; a narrow interrupted black moustachial streak; chin, throat, breast, and sides of neck vinous ; sides of the abdomen rusty grey ; abdomen pale chestnut; thighs, vent, and under tail-coverts bright chestnut; under wing-coverts and edge of wing white.
Bill reddish brown ; iris red-brown; feet orange-buff; claws horny-brown (Scully).
Length about 5 ; tail 2 ; wing 2.4 ; tarsus .7; bill from gape .7.
Distribution. Nepal, Sikhim, and Bhutan, at elevations of from 7000 to 10,000 feet.