(696) Hypothymis azurea nicobarica.
The Nicobar Black-shaped Flycatcher.
Hypothymis azurea nicobarica Bianchi, Ann. Mus. Zool. St. Petersb. xii (i), p. 76 (1907) (Nicobars).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description.— Adult male. Similar to H. a. sykesi but smaller and with the underparts faintly blue; under wing-coverts light blue, not white.
Colours of soft parts as in H. a. sykesi.
Measurements. Wing 65 to 69 mm.
Distribution. Nicobars excluding Oar Nicobar.
Nidification and Habits. Davison records it as tolerably abundant on the Nicobars, and remarks that its habits do not differ from those of the Indian bird. He failed to find a nest, though the birds were breeding.