Muscicapula superciliaris

Muscicapula superciliaris, Jerd.

310. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 470 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 397.

THE WHITE-BROWED BLUE FLY-CATCHER.

Length, 4.25 ; wing, 2 ; tail, 1.8 ; tarsus, 0.5.

Bill black ; irides deep-brown ; legs brown.

Above, and the sides of the head, full prussian blue, some of the feathers of the rump with the shaft, and a bar in the middle of the feather, white; wing and tail black, edged with blue; the base of the tail-feathers except the centrals, white ; a broad superciliary stripe extending to some distance behind the eyes, and the plumage beneath snowy-white ; a band of blue extending from the sides of the neck more or less across the sides of the breast.

The White-browed Blue Fly-catcher is an extremely rare cold weather visitant to the Deccan, it having been obtained at Nagar by Mr. Fairbank, but this is the only record of its occurrence within our limits.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Muscicapula superciliaris
Spp Author: 
Jerd.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
167
Common name: 
White-browed Blue Fly-catcher
M_ID: 
28303
M_CN: 
Ultramarine Flycatcher
M_SN: 
Ficedula superciliaris
id: 
11533

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