Genus ANTHIPES

I place in the genus Anthipes five species of Flycatchers in which the sexes are alike, the plumage brown or rufous, relieved, in the case of three, by a patch of white on the throat, the bill flattened, the first primary large, and the lower mandible dark coloured. They are all very local, and they are not known to migrate.

In addition to the above characters the rictal bristles are long but few in number, and the tail is square.

Key to the Species.

a. Chin and throat white, in strong contrast to surrounding parts.
a1. White of chin and throat surrounded by a firm black band.
a2. Forehead and eyebrow fulvous………………….A. moniliger, p. 32.
b1. Forehead and eyebrow white………………….A. leucops, p. 33.
b. White of chin and throat not surrounded by a black band………………….A. submoniliger, p. 33
b. Chin and throat buff or whitish, blending with surrounding parts.
c1. General colour of lower plumage orange-buff………………….A. poliogenys, p. 33.
d1. General colour of lower plumage white, merely tinged with ochraceous on breast
and flanks………………….A. olivaceus, p. 34.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus ANTHIPES
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
31
M_ID: 
27799
M_SN: 
Anthipes
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
795

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