Cyornis ruficaudus

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.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Cyornis ruficaudus
Spp Author: 
Swains.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
165
Common name: 
Rufous Tailed Fly Catcher
M_ID: 
27756
M_CN: 
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher
M_SN: 
Muscicapa ruficauda
id: 
11530

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