Butalis grisola

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.

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: 
Butalis grisola
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
163
Common name: 
Spotted Grey Flycatcher Or Cherry Chopper
M_ID: 
27731
M_CN: 
Spotted Flycatcher
M_SN: 
Muscicapa striata
Term name: 
id: 
11524

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