(698) Hypothymis azurea forrestia.
The Mergui Islands Black-Naped Flycatcher.
Hypothymis azurea forrestia Oberholser, Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., xxxix, p. 601 (1911) (Mergui Archipelago).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from H. a. styani in having more blue and less white below. It is, in fact, intermediate in colour between that form and the true H. azurea azurea of the Philippines, which has a strong dash of blue over the abdomen with the under tail-coverts also bluish.
Colours of soft parts as in the other races.
Measurements. Wing 72.5 to 77 mm.
Female differs from the female of H. a. styani in being darker and more blue-grey on the lower breast.
Distribution. Mergui Archipelago.
Nidification and Habits. Beyond the fact that this Flycatcher is found in thick forest, nothing has been recorded about it.