The genus Cephalopyrus is very closely allied to the last and it is not necessary to figure the head.
The only Indian species of this genus is a partial migrant, visiting the plains in the winter and returning to the hills in the spring. Its wing is adapted for migration, being very pointed with the first primary minute. The tail is short and square.
It appears probable that this bird has a partial spring moult, confined to the feathers of the head, but the specimens at my disposal are not quite sufficient to prove the fact.