698. Hypothymis azurea forrestia

(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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
698. Hypothymis azurea forrestia
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
698
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
274
Common name: 
Mergui Islands Black Naped Flycatcher
M_ID: 
19862
M_SN: 
Hypothymis azurea forrestia
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
3286

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