Cettia cetti, Marm.
518ter. :- Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 151.
CETTI'S BUSH WARBLER.
Length, 5.8 to 6.5; expanse, 7.5 to 8.4; wing, 2.5 to 2.8 ; tail, 2.4 to 3 ; tarsus, 0.8: bill at front, 0.4 to 0.5.
Bill dark horny-brown, but paler on lower mandible; irides brown; legs and feet pale brown or fleshy-brown.
A spot in front of the eyes dusky; a streak from the nostrils over the eye and a circle round the eye fulvous-white ; the forehead, crown, and whole upper surface, a warm rufous or ferruginous-brown, more rufous on the rump and upper tail-coverts ; the quills and tail hair-brown, margined with rufescent-olive; ear-coverts, sides of neck, body, flanks and vent-feathers, a pale dull greyish or earthy-brown; chin, throat, breast, and abdomen white ; lower tail-coverts slighly rufous-brown (webs very lax and much disunited), narrowly tipped with white; axillaries and wing-lining slightly greyish white; the edge of the wing just above the base of the primaries is white; in some few specimens the eye-streak extends beyond the eye, above more than half of the ear-coverts, but in most it ceases just beyond the posterior angle of the eye.
Cetti's Bush Warbler was discovered by Mr. Hume in the mangrove swamps in the Kurrachee Harbour. I am not aware of its having been found anywhere else within our limits.