Genus HYPOTHYMIS

The genus Hypothymis contains two Indian Flycatchers of a brilliant blue colour, one being of wide distribution and the other confined to the Andamans.

In Hypothymis the bill is very large and flattened, its length being about double its width at the nostrils. The rictal bristles are very strong and numerous. The tail is ample, being of the same length as the wing. The sexes differ, but preserve the same pattern of colour, with the exception of certain marks on the head and neck. Both the species found within the Empire are resident.

Key to the Species.

a. Abdomen, vent, and under tail-coverts white………………….H. azurea, p. 49.
b. Abdomen, vent, and under tail-coverts blue………………….H. tytleri, p. 50.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus HYPOTHYMIS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
48
M_ID: 
19852
M_SN: 
Hypothymis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
820

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