Chibia hottentota, Lin.
286. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 439 ; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 395.
THE HAIR-CRESTED DRONGO.
Length, 11.9 ; wing, 6.5 ; tail, 5 ; tarsus, 1; bill affront, 1.4.
Bill black; irides red-brown ; legs black.
Deep black, with purple and blue reflections on the hind-neck and breast; wings deep glossy bronze-green ; tail the same ; abdomen deep black.
The Hair-crested Drongo is very rare ; it was obtained in Savantvadi by Mr. Vidal, but this is the only record of its occurrence within our limits.