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292 TIMALIiniE.

Measurements. Tola,! length about 110 mm.; ving51 to55mm.; tail about 54 mm.; tar.sus about 22mm.; culmeu 9 mm.

Distribution. Mt. Victoria aud bigliest peaks of Chin Hills.

Nidification. Nests taken by Mr. Y. Grrant on Mt. Victoria were similar to those of F. v. vmipecta, being made of grass tind leaves thickly bound together with green moss, the leaves only showing through in small patches here and there; the lining was of fine roots aud in shape the nests were rather deep, well-made cups. They were placed in low bushes in forest. Two eggs sent me by Mr. Grrant are like those of Hodgson's Pulvetta but measure only 16-3xl3'0 mm.

Habits. Those of the genus. It is found on Mt. Victoria up to 9,000 feet. (;>07) Pulvetta manipurensis. 'I'uE Makipuk Fulvetta. FrojxirKs maiiipurovsis O.-Graut, Bull, B. 0. C, xvi, jx 123 (Manipur).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Similar to /. v. vinipecta but differs in wanting the while supercilia and in having the flanks and sides bright tawnjf-rufous; the coronal stripes are chocolate, not black, and the loAver back, rump and upper tailcoverts are dull ochraceous orange.

Colours of soft parts. The legs in the dried skin are light brownish-yellow.

Measurements. AA^ing 50 to 56 mm.; tail about 47 mm.; tarsus about 22 mm.; culmen 8 mm.

Distribution. Obtained by Godwin-Austen on theOwen-lihulno Peak, Manipur, and not again by anyone else.

Nidification and Habits. Unknowii; found at 8,000 feet.

(308) Fulvetta ruficapilla sordidior.

Eippon's Fulvetta.

Proparus sordidior llippon, Bull. B. 0. C, xiii, p. 60 (1903) (Talifu).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Lores and in front of the eye greyish; a white ring round the eye; forehead, crown and nape dull chestnut; a faint grey supercilinm and over that a black stripe; ear-coverts greyish brown; back and wings olive-grey; outer edge of first primaries bhiish grey, inner blacJi; lower bade, rump and upper tail-coverts and tail fulvous; chin and throat gre}', obsoletely stripedĀ : breast vinous grey; flanks and abdomen pale fulvous.

Colours of soft parts. "Iris dark brown; bill black-brown, lower mandible yello-hrown; legs and feet dark olive-brown {Rothschild. Nov.' Zool, xxviii, p. 27).