654. Cyornis pallipes hainana

(654) Cyornis pallipes hainana.

Grant's Blue Flycatcher.

Siphia hainana O.-Grant, Bull. B.O. C, x, p. 36 (1899) (Hainan).

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description.— Adult male. Similar to C. p. pallipes, but with the upper parts a brighter blue and with the supercilium and forehead much more highly developed.

Measurements. Wing 67 to 72 mm.; tail 50 to 55 mm.; tarsus about 16 mm.; culmen 10.5 (Hainan) to 11.5 mm. (S. China).

The female differs from the female of the preceding bird in being much darker and greyer above, in having the tail almost concolorous with the back, and in being a much paler weaker chestnut on the throat. One or two individuals have the lores and feathers round the eye tinged with rust.

Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the male.

Nestling. Like that of the preceding race.

Distribution. Hainan, Annam, South China, Siam and Peninsular Burma.

Nidification and Habits. Practically nothing recorded. Cyornis unicolor.

Key to Subspecies,

A. Above light blue.
a. Above and below brighter C.u. unicolor, p. 230.
b. Above and below much darker C.u. infuscata,
B. Above olive-brown. [p. 231.
c. Above paler and more fulvous olive-
brown C.u. unicolor p.230.
d. Above darker, more a rufescent olive-
brown C.u. infuscata, 2,
[p. 231.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
654. Cyornis pallipes hainana
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
654
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
229
Common name: 
Grants Blue Flycatcher
M_ID: 
27809
M_CN: 
Hainan Blue Flycatcher
M_SN: 
Cyornis hainanus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
3224

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