586. Anthipes poliogenys.
Cyornis poliogenys, Brooks, S. F. viii, p. 469 (1879) ; Hume, S. F. ix, pp. 96, 295, xi, p. 108. Siphia cacharensis, Madarasz, Zeitschr. ges. Orn. 1884, p. 52, pl. i, fig. 2.
Coloration. Forehead, crown, and nape greyish brown; back, rump, scapulars, and the margins of the quills olive-brown ; upper tail-coverts and tail ferruginous; lores and a ring round the eye light grey ; sides of the head brownish grey ; chin and throat pale buff; breast and sides of the body orange-buff; middle of the abdomen whitish ; under tail-coverts pale buff or buffy white.
Iris brown; bill black; edges of the eyelids yellowish ; legs pale greyish pink, pale silvery fleshy, pale silvery purplish (Hume).
Length about 6; tail 2.4; wing 2.8; tarsus .75; bill from gape .8.
This bird resembles the female of Cyornis rubeculoides, but may be recognized at a glance by the size of its first primary, which is equal to half the length of the second, whereas in C. rubeculoides the first primary is much less than half the second.
Distribution. The Bhutan Doars ; Dibrugarh in Assam; Shillong; Cachar; Tipperah ; Manipur. Hume records this species from the Sikhim Terai.