Anthipes Blyth, J. A. S. B., xvi, p. 122 (1847). Type, Anthipes monileger.
The genus Anthipes contains two Indian species of Flycatcher so different in habits and nidification that many naturalists might consider these, combined with a certain amount of differentiation in colour-characters, sufficient to split them into two genera.
In this genus the sexes are alike, the plumage brown or rufous but relieved in the monileger group by a bold white patch on the throat. The bill is flat but longer than wide at the base; the lower mandible is dark; the rictal bristles are long but few in number ; the first primary is large and the tail square and rather shorter than the wing.
Key to Species.
A. Chin and throat white, contrasting with the
surrounding parts A. monileger, p. 243.
B. Chin and throat buff or buffy-white, not
contrasting with, but blending' into, the
surrounding parts A. olivaceus, p. 246.