Agrobates Swains, Class. Birds, ii, p. 241 (1837). Type, Agrobates galactodes.
The genus Agrobates is represented in India by one species, which is a somewhat rare winter visitor to the drier parts of the North-West, occasionally straggling as far East as Assam. The bill is about hall the length of the head, slender and similar in shape to that of Locustella (fig. 63). The forehead is clothed with short thick-set feathers and there are no supplementary bristles; this character and the longer foot and wing suffice to separate Agrobates from Sylvia with which Seebohm placed it. The tail is ample and well rounded. The first primary is short and the second equal to the fourth.