421. Acanthopneuste nitidus.
The Green Willow-Warbler.
Phylloscopus nitidus, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xii, p. 965 (1843); id. Cat. p. 184; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 193; Hume, Cat. no. 559; Legge, Birds Ceyl. p. 551; Reid, S. F. x, p. 47; Scully, Ibis, 1881, p. 448; Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 4 ; Barnes, Birds Bom. p. 228.
The Bright-green Tree- Warbler, Jerd.
Coloration. Upper plumage and the sides of the neck bright yellowish green; wing-coverts brown, edged with yellowish green; the median coverts faintly, the greater coverts distinctly tipped with pale yellow; wings and tail brown, narrowly edged green, the outer tail-feathers margined with white interiorly ; lores and behind the eye olive; a very distinct yellow supercilium from the bill to the nape ; the whole lower plumage primrose-yellow; the axillaries and under wing-coverts brighter.
In summer the plumage is probably much the same as in winter.
Iris dark brown; legs and feet olive-grey; bill brown above, flesh-coloured below (Butler).
Length about 5 ; tail 2 ; wing 2.4 ; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .6 ; the Length of the second primary is between the sixth and seventh, or equal to the eighth ; the first measures .55.
Distribution. A winter visitor to the whole of India from the Himalayas to Ceylon, and from Sind to about the longitude of Calcutta. Its summer-quarters are not known with certainty, but they are not unlikely to be in Kashmir and the higher levels of the Himalayas.