(672) Anthipes olivaceus olivaceus.
Cyornis olivacea Hume, S.F., v, p. 333 (1877) (extreme S. of Tenasserim). Anthipes olivaceus. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 34.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. "Upper plumage greyish brown, tinged with fulvous on the back and rump; lores and sides of the head ashy-grey, the shafts of the ear-coverts paler ; tail reddish brown tinged with ferruginous; wing-coverts and quills brown edged with rufescent olive-brown; lower plumage whitish, the breast and flanks suffused with grey and ochraceous in varying degree.
Colours of soft parts. Iris brown; bill black in summer, dark horny-brown in winter in the male; always brown, paler at the base, in the female ; legs and feet fleshy-white.
Measurements. Total length about 140 to 145 mm.; wing 68 to 75 mm.; tail 53 to 60 mm.; tarsus about 18 mm.; culmen about 13 mm.
Distribution. Peninsular Burma and Siam and Malay Peninsula.
Nidification. Not recorded.
Habits. Like the better-known Brooks' Flycatcher, this bird is a frequenter of the outskirts or open glades of dense forests, feeding much from perches high up in trees and never descending to the ground, though sometimes working through scrub and brushwood. It is found from the level of the plains up to some 4,000 or 5,000 feet and wherever found is resident.