Cyornis ruficaudus, Swains.
307. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 468 ; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 469 ; Guzerat, Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 397.
THE RUFOUS-TAILED FLY-CATCHER.
Length, 5.5 ; wing, 2.8; tail, 2.25 ; tarsus, 0.6. Bill dusky ; irides deep-brown.
Above, olivaceous-brown ; rump and upper tail-coverts ferruginous, and the tail bright dark-ferruginous, the middle pair suffused with dusky, and the outer webs of the other also sullied with fuscous ; beneath, the chin whitish, the rest Of the plumage below pale greyish-brown, passing to white on the abdomen and under tail-coverts, which last are faintly tinged with ferruginous.
The Rufous-tailed Fly-catcher has been recorded as a very rare cold weather visitant both from Ahmednagar and Sholapur, and also from Mount Aboo. These are the only instances of its occurrence within our limits.