(826) Cisticola juncidis omalura.
The Ceylon Streaked Fantail-Warbler.
Cisticola omalura Blyth, J. A. S. B., xx, p. 176 (1831) (Ceylon).
Vernacular names. Yedru-jitta (Tel.).
Description. Similar to the preceding race but rather larger and darker, the rump especially being a very dull rufous. Colours of soft parts as in C. j. cursitans.
Measurements. Wing 49 to 56 mm.; tail 34 to 36 mm., Summer and Winter alike.
Distribution. Ceylon only.
Nidification. Similar to that of C. j. cursitans. Most birds appear to breed m July, August and September, though nests with eggs or young may be seen in almost any month of the year. A series of eggs taken by Messrs. E. Waite and W. W. A. Phillips in Ceylon are quite similar to those of 0. j. cursitans, but are perhaps more boldly marked than those laid in India. Fifty eggs Average 15.2 x 11.8 mm.: maxima 16.8 X 11.0 and 16.2 x 12.6 mm.; minima 13.7 X 11.4 and 14.2 x 11.0 mm.
Habits much the same as those of the preceding bird