The genus Elaphrornis contains a single species, which is confined to the higher hills of Ceylon.
It is a rare bird, and materials for forming an opinion as to its position are hardly sufficient. On the whole I am inclined to think that its place is in this subfamily.
Elaphrornis has the bill similar to that of Drymochares, and short rictal bristles ; the wing is extremely rounded, the tail of moderate Length and much graduated, and the tarsus long. The plumage is very soft and ample, especially on the back and rump.