564. Cyornis cyaneus

564. Cyornis cyaneus.

The White-tailed Blue Flycatcher.

Muscitrea cyanea, Hume, S. F. v, p. 101 (1877) ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 207; Hume, Cat. no. 266 bis. Trichastoma leucoproctum, Tweedd. P. Z. S. 1877, p. 366: Hume, S. F. vii, p. 318. Niltava leucoprocta (Tweedd.), Oates, B. B. i, p. 298. Pachycephala cyanea (Hume), Gadow, B. M. Cat. viii, p. 224.

Coloration. Male. Lores and front line of the forehead black; forehead, crown, nape, and some of the lesser coverts cobalt-blue; the remaining wing-coverts and the whole upper plumage deep blue ; quills dark brown, edged with blue ; the four middle tail-feathers dull blue, the next pair white on both webs, with a broad black tip, the next two pairs nearly entirely white on the inner web, the outermost pair narrowly white on the inner web; sides of the head and neck, chin, throat, and breast dull blue; abdomen and sides of the body bluish grey; vent and under tail-coverts pure white; under wing-coverts ashy. The disposition of white in the tail varies somewhat.

Female. Lores and front line of the forehead reddish brown; upper plumage olive-brown, tinged with rufous; wing-coverts and quills dark brown, broadly edged with bright rufous; tail brown, tinged with rufous and with the same distribution of white on it as in the male; ear-coverts olive-brown, with pale shafts; chin, throat, breast, and sides of the body rufous-olive; a large patch of white on the fore neck; middle of the abdomen whitish; vent and under tail-coverts pure white; under wing-coverts and axillaries rufous-ashy.

Bill black; legs light brown; iris deep brown (Limborg).

Length about 7 ; tail 3; wing 3.6 ; tarsus .9 ; bill from gape 1.

Distribution. Muleyit mountain in Tenasserim up to 5000 feet. This species has also been found on the mountains of Perak in the Malay peninsula.

Habits, A forest bird, found constantly on trees, and never descending to the ground.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
564. Cyornis cyaneus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
564
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
25
Common name: 
White Tailed Blue Flycatcher
M_ID: 
27873
M_SN: 
Cyornis concretus cyaneus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
773

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