The Bull-green Willow-Warbler.
Phyllopneuste lugubris, Blyth, A. M. N. H. xii, p. 93 (1843) id. J. A. S. B. xii, p. 968. Phylloscopus lugubris (Blyth), Blyth, Cat. p. 185 ; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 337 ; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 192; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 53; Armstrong, S. F. iv,p. 329; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 355; Anders. Yunnan Exped., Aves, p. 624; Brooks, S. F. viii, p. 480 ; Hume, Cat. no. 558; id. S. F. ix, p. 255 ; Scully, Ibis, 1881, p. 448; Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 48; Oates, B. B. i, p. 83; Barnes, Birds Bom. p. 228; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 219. Phylloscopus burmanicus, Brooks, S. F. ix, p, 272; Oates, S. F. x, p. 223 ; id. B. B. i, p. 80.
The Dull-green Tree- Warbler, Jerd.
Coloration. Very similar to A. magnirostris, but rather darker and smaller, and differing also in the proportions of the primaries.
Upper mandible dark brown, lower one yellowish, somewhat dusky on the terminal half; iris brown; mouth yellow; legs brown; claws horn-colour.
Length 5; tail 2.1; wing 2.6; tarsus .75; bill from gape .62 ; the second primary is intermediate in Length between the ninth and tenth, and sometimes equals the tenth; the first primary is very long, being sometimes -8 inch in Length.
Distribution. Winters in Bengal, the Assam valley, and the whole of the country south of this to the central portion of Tenasserim. Jerdon states that this bird is spread throughout India, and that he procured it in the Nilgiris, the Wynaad, and also at Nellore. More recent observers have recorded it from Ahmednagar, Nagar, and the Panch Mahals. I have myself been unable to detect any specimens of this species in the British Museum collection from any locality west of Bengal and Sikhim, and I have doubts about its being so widely spread as Jerdon asserts, and still more of its being found so far to the west as the Panch Mahals and the Deccan. In winter it occurs in the Andamans.
It summers in the higher parts of Sikhim, and probably in other parts of the Himalayas east of this. Hodgson obtained this bird, but his notes do not state whether his specimens were procured in Nepal or Sikhim, and it was most likely in the latter, where he collected very largely. Scully failed to meet with it in Nepal.