Lanius nigriceps, Franklin.
259. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 404.
THE BLACK-HEADED SHRIKE.
Length, 9.2 to 10.3; expanse, 11 to 12; wing, 3.6 to 3.75 ;'-tail, 4.75 to 5.25 ; tarsus, 1.16; bill from gape, 1; bill at front, 0.65.
Bill black; irides deep brown ; legs brown-black.
Head above," nape, wings and tail, black; upper part of back ashy; lower back, scapulars, rump and upper tail-coverts, rufous ; beneath the throat, breast and middle of the abdomen white; sides of abdomen, vent, and lower tail-coverts, rufous.
Jerdon in his Birds of India states: " I have seen it in Goomsoor but not further, south ; and from this it ranges in land into the northern part of Central India."