582. Muscitrea grisola.
The Grey Flycatcher.
Tephrodornis grisola, Blyth, J. A. 8. B. xii, p. 180* (1843); id. Cat. p. 153; Jerd. B. I. i, p. 411. Muscitrea cinerea, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xvi, p. 122; Hume, S. F. v, p. 101. Hylocharis philomela (Boie), Hume, S. F. ii, p. 201. Hylocharis occipitalis, Hume, S. F. ii, p. 202 (1874). Muscitrea grisola (Bl.), Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 206; Hume, Cat. no. 266; Oates, B. B. i, p. 257. Pachycephala grisola (Bl.), Gadoiv, Cat. B. M. viii, p. 220.
The Arakan Wood-Shrike, Jerd.
Coloration. Forehead, crown, nape, and lores ashy brown; upper plumage, wings, and tail rufous- or olive-brown, the secondaries broadly edged with rufous; sides of the head pale brown; chin and throat white mottled with ashy ; breast pale ashy ; remainder of lower plumage and under wing-coverts white.
The young are slightly rufous.
Bill dark brownish black; mouth flesh-colour; iris reddish brown; eyelids plumbeous; legs plumbeous; claws pale horn-colour.
Length about 6.0 ; tail 2.6 ; wing 3.3; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .8.
Some specimens are paler and greyer, others darker and browner, and the plumage varies apparently according to the length of time which has elapsed since the moult in the autumn.
Distribution. Jerdon states that this species has been procured near Calcutta ; it occurs in the Andaman Islands, Arrakan, Pegu, and Tenasserim, extending to the Malay peninsula and islands.