(646) Cyornis tricolor cerviniventris.
The Eastern- Slaty-blue Flycatcher.
Digenea cerviniventris Sharpe, Cat. B.M., iv, p. 460 (1879) (Remta, Manipur). Cyornis leucomelanurus. Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 16 (part.).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description.— Adult male. Differs from C. t. tricolor in being a much darker fulvous below, almost rufous-fulvous and in being slightly darker above.
Colours and Measurements as in the preceding bird.
Female differs from C t. tricolor in being much darker fulvous below and in being darker and browner, less fulvous above.
Distribution. North Cachar, Manipur, Chin Hills to Yunnan, Shan States, Northern Siam and the hills of Central Burma to Karenni, Yunnan. It is common throughout the plains of South Assam in Winter and in Cachar, Sylhet, Tippera and Chittagong.
Nidification. Two nests of this race taken by Mr. C. Hopwood in the Chin Hills are said to have been just like those of the last bird and the eggs also are indistinguishable. They measure about 15.9 x 11.8 mm. and were taken at 5,000 feet on the 29th April and 1st May, 1914.
Habits. Those of the preceding bird.