(666) Stoparola melanops thalassoides.
The Malay Verditer Flycatcher.
Glaucomyias thalassoides Cab., Mus. Hein., i, p. 53 (1850) (Sumatra)
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description.— Adult male. Similar to 8. m. melanops but having the black lores extending in a line across forehead and also to the angle of the chin. On the whole, it is perhaps a rather deeper-coloured bird.
Colours of soft parts as in the preceding bird.
Measurements. A smaller bird than S. m. melanops-. wing 73 to 78 mm.; tail 62 to 64 mm.; tarsus about 17 mm.; culmen about 11 mm.
The female and young are inseparable from those of the Common Verditer Flycatcher except in size.
Distribution. Peninsular Siam and Burma, the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
Nidification. Similar to that of the preceding bird.
Habits. Like the Indian Verditer Flycatcher it is found in the hills in Summer, descending to the plains in Winter but it seems to be a much less common bird and to keep to heavier forest. It is, however, sometimes seen in gardens and the open country round villages.