603. Chelidorhynx hypoxanthum

603. Chelidorhynx hypoxanthum.

The Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.

Rhipidura hypoxantha, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xii, p. 035 (1843) ; id. Cat. p. 205. Chelidorhynx hypoxantha (Bl.), Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 147 ; Jerd. B. I. i, p. 455; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 47; Hume, N. & F. p. 204; Hume, Cat. no. 294; Scully, S. F. viii, p. 275 ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iv, p. 279; Oates, B. B. i, p. 269; id. in Hume's N. & F. 2nd ed. ii, p. 30.

The Yellow-bellied fantail, Jerd.; Sitte kleom, Lepch.

Coloration. A broad band on the forehead, continued back as a broad supercilium, and the whole lower plumage bright yellow ; lores, feathers round the eye, cheeks, and ear-coverts dark brown, tinged with green, the shafts of the latter part whitish ; tail brown, with conspicuous white shafts and all the feathers except the middle pair tipped white; upper plumage and wing-coverts olive-brown, the greater coverts tipped with white; wings brown, edged with the colour of the back.

I have not been able to examine a young bird.

Bill black above, the lower mandible yellow; iris brown ; gape orange; feet brownish (Scully).

Length about 4.7; tail 2.3; wing 2.1; tarsus .6; bill from gape .4.

Distribution. The Himalayas from Simla to Assam up to 12,000 feet; the Khasi hills ; Manipur ; the hills east of Toungngoo in Pegu. This species appears to be a permanent resident wherever it is found.

Habits, &c. According to Blanford this Flycatcher is usually seen in small flocks hunting about trees. The nest appears to be a deep cup made of moss, hair, wool, &c, built on the branch of a tree, and the eggs white without spots.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
603. Chelidorhynx hypoxanthum
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Yellow Bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Fantail
Chelidorhynx hypoxantha
Vol. 2

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