Butalis grisola, Lin.
299bis. :- Butler, Guzerat ; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 467 ; Muscicapa grisola, Lin. ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 127.
THE SPOTTED-GREY FLY-CATCHER. OR THE CHERRY CHOPPER.
Length, 6 to 6.3 ; expanse, 10 to 10.5; wing, 3.25 to 3.45 ; tail from vent, 2.75 to 3 ; tarsus, 0.6.
Bill black, dark fleshy at base of lower mandible ; irides deep-brown ; legs and feet blackish-brown.
The lores and feathers immediately above the nostrils dingy fulvous-white; head, nape, cheeks, ear-coverts, back and scapulars, pale-earthy or greyish-brown; the feathers of the head with darker brown central streaks not extending to the tips, and those of the forehead tinged with the fulvous color of the lores; the rump in some uniform with the back, in others slightly darker ; wings and tail brown, paler and greyer on the tertials and laterals ; all the feathers margined with brownish-white, the greater secondary-coverts and tertials most broadly so ; the tail-feathers, except the exterior lateral ones, very inconspicuously so; lower parts white, tinged with fawn-color towards the vent, and with narrrow inconspicuous grey-brown streaks on the breast; axillaries and wing-lining very pale rufous-fawn ; sides and flanks tinged faintly with the same color and dull fulvous.
The Cherry Chopper only occurs as a very rare visitant, during August and September, to parts of Sind and Guzerat. It has not been recorded from the Deccan.