Bonap., Comp. Rend., xlii, p. 766 (1856). Type, C. melanura.
The genus Cercomela is represented by one species within Indian limits, and is very closely allied to AEnanthe.
In Cercomela the bill is like that of AEnanthe; the wing is rather blunter than in that bird, and the first primary is large, about equal to half the second ; the tail is much shorter than the wing and is of one colour; the tarsus is rather short.