Artamus fuscus, Vieill.
287. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 441 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 395.
THE ASHY SWALLOW-SHRIKE.
Length, 7 ; expanse, 15 ; wing, 5.25 ; tail, 2.2 ; tarsus, 0.6; bill at front, 0.6.
Bill pale-bluish, dusky at tip ; irides dark brown; legs slaty.
Lores black ; general hue cinereous, or ashy-grey, purest on the head, and with a tinge of rufous on the back and scapulars ; breast, abdomen, under wing-coverts, and under tail-coverts, ashy-white, with a tinge of rufous on the belly ; quills and tail blackish ashy-grey, the latter tipped narrowly with pale ashy ; upper tail-coverts white beneath, showing a white border next the dark tail.
This is another bird that within our limits has only been obtained by Mr. Vidal. He remarks : " Has been found in the cocoanut gardens round Vingorla."