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.