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Distribution. Western China, Yunnan and N.E. Shan States. There are sever;l specimens from the last place iu the British Museum Collection. Nidificatiou and Habits. Xothing recorded. (S2) ^gitlialiscus bonvaloti sharpei. The Mt. Yictohia Black-headeu Tit. JEf/ithalisciis sharpei Eippon, Bull. B. O. C, xiv, p. 84 (1904) (Mt. Victoria, Chin Hills).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Similar to the preceding bird, but is vA-holly rufes- cent on breast and belly. The pectoral band is brownish and the black on chin and on the throat is V-shaped.

Measurements. Wing 50 to 55 mm.; tail 48 to 51 mm.; "culmen 0-3", tarsus 0-65" " {Slmr^pe).

Distribution. Higher mountains of the Chin Hills.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded beyond the fact that it is found iu forests on the mountains of the Mt. Victoria chain at 5,000 feet and upwards. (83) ^githaliscus leucogenys. The White-cheeked Tit. Orites leucogemjs Moore, P. Z. S., xxii, p. 139 (1855) (Afghanistan). jEyitlialiscus leuco(jenys. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. ol.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Eorehead, crown and nape pale reddish brown; lores, a very broad band through the eye to the nape, chin and throat black; cheeks and ear-coverts white; upper plumage, a band over the ear-coverts, wing-coverts and the edges of the wing- feathers olive-grey; wiuglet and primary-coverts dark brown; tail brown, the outermost feather with the outer web white and the inner tipped with white, the next feather obliquely, and the one next to this again very narrowly tipped with white; lower plumage reddish fawn, the portion immediately next the black throat deep rusty red.

Colours of soft parts. Bill black; iris pale creamy or a bite; feet pale orange, claws dusky or brown {Scully).

Measurements. Total length about 130 mm.; tail about 55 mm.; wing about 55 mm.; tarsus about 17 mm.; culmen about 8 mm. The young have the black chin and throat ol: the adult faintly indicated only and the colours duller. TOL. I. H