Larvivora superciliaris

Larvivora superciliaris, Jerd.

507. :- Larvivora cyana, Hodgs. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 145 ; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 405.

THE BLUE WOODCHAT.

Length, 6; expanse, 10; wing, 3; tail, 2; tarsus, 1.16; bill at front, 0.5.

Bill dusky; irides brown; legs pale fleshy.

Above dusky indigo-blue, with a white superciliary streak; lores and ears black; beneath bright rufous (the feathers all dusky-blue at their bases), albescent towards the vent and under tail-coverts ; thigh-coverts cross barred with blue and white.

The female is brown above, white beneath; cheeks, .breast and flanks rusty.

The Blue Woodchat is a cold weather visitant to several parts of the Deccan. It is nowhere common.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Larvivora superciliaris
Spp Author: 
Jerd.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
208
Common name: 
Blue Woodchat
id: 
11654

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