409. Phylloscopus fuliginiventris.
The Smoky Willow-Warbler.
Horornis fuliginiventer, Hodgs. P. Z. S. 1845, p. 31; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 335; Jerd, B. I. ii, p. 162; Blyth, Ibis, 1867, p. 21. Phylloscopus fuliginiventer (Hodys.), Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 54; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlvii, pt. ii, p. 18; Hume, Cat. no. 525. Lusciniola fuliginiventris (Hodgs.), Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 129.
The Smoky Hill-Warbler, Jerd.
Coloration. Upper plumage very dark olive-brown ; wings and tail dark brown, margined with olive-brown ; a narrow supercilium and the whole lower plumage dusky oil-green; sides of the head dusky and buff mingled. Godwin-Austen speaks of a dull but well-marked ring round the eye; this is not apparent in the skins I have seen.
In the dry skin the upper mandible is black, the lower brown, with the base flesh-coloured ; legs brown, Godwin-Austen states that the iris is dull brown and the legs ochraceous green.
Length nearly 4.5; tail 1.75; wing 2.2; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .56; the first primary .8 ; the second equal to the tenth.
Distribution. This species was discovered by Hodgson in Nepal. Mandelli procured several specimens in Sikhim from February to June, and Blanford met with it in Sikhim at 14,000 feet elevation. It occurs in the Buxa Doars, and Godwin-Austen obtained it at Sadiya, in Assam. It is evidently a resident species.