437. Cryptolopha castaneiceps

437. Cryptolopha castaneiceps.

The Chestnut-headed Flycatcher- Warbler.

Abrornis castaneoceps, Hodgs. in Grays Zool. Misc. p. 82 (1844); Gray, Cat. Mamm. etc. Nepal, pp. 66, 152 (1846); Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 205 ; Blanf. J. A. S. B. xli, pt. ii, p. 54; Hume, N. & E. p. 372; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xliii, pt. ii, p. 168, xlv, pt. ii, p. 80; Hume, Cat. no. 578; Scully, S. F. viii, p. 310; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 227. Reguloides castaneiceps (Hodgs.), Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 344. Cryptolopha castaneiceps (Hodgs.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iv, p. 404; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 272.
The Chestnut-headed Warbler, Jerd.

Coloration. Forehead and crown bright chestnut, terminated on the nape by two black patches separated from each other by a white patch ; a second patch of white outside each black one; a white ring round the eye; lores, sides of head, neck, and mantle slaty blue ; chin, throat, and upper breast pale grey; middle of abdomen white; sides of body, vent, and under tail-coverts bright yellow ; back and scapulars olive-green ; rump bright yellow; wings, coverts, and tail dark brown edged with olive-green, the median and greater coverts broadly tipped yellow, the two outer pairs of tail-feathers white on the inner webs.

The young bird has the crown paler chestnut.

Upper mandible brownish black ; lower mandible buff-horny or orange; iris dark brown ; feet dingy brownish, the soles greenish yellow ; claws dusky (Scully).

Length about 4; tail 1.7; wing 2; tarsus .65; bill from gape .45.

Distribution. Nepal and Sikhim. Godwin-Austen also observed this bird in the Daphla hills, in the Naga hills, and in Manipur, and 1 have seen specimens which were procured at Shillong.
Habits, &c. According to Hodgson this species breeds in Nepal from April to June, constructing a large oval nest of moss and roots on the ground. He does not describe the eggs.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
437. Cryptolopha castaneiceps
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Chestnut Headed Flycatcher Warbler
Chestnut-crowned Warbler
Seicercus castaniceps
Vol. 1

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