436. Cryptolopha poliogenys.
The Grey-cheeked Flycatcher-Warbler.
Culicipeta poliogenys, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xvi, p. 441 (1847). Abrornis poliogenys (Blyth), Blyth, Cat. p. 183 ; Horsf. M. Cat. i, p. 340; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 203 ; Godw.-Aud. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 107; Hume, Cat. no. 575; Hume Cripps, S. F. xi, p. 226. Cryptolopha poliogenys (Blyth), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iv, p. 403; bates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 272.
The Grey-cheeked Warbler, Jerd.
Coloration. Forehead, crown, and nape dark blackish slaty, with only an obsolete indication of a paler median coronal band ; a conspicuous white ring round the eye; sides of the head dark grey mottled with blackish ashy; chin and cheeks pale grey; whole lower plumage bright yellow; back, scapulars, rump, and upper tail-coverts olive-green; wings, coverts, and tail brown edged with olive-green; the greater coverts tipped with yellowish white, the three outer pairs of tail-feathers nearly entirely white on the inner webs.
Length about 4.5; tail 1.8; wing 2.2; tarsus .7; bill from gape .55.
Distribution. Sikhim; Dibrugarh in Assam, where this species is pretty common, and Cherra Poonjee in the Khasi hills. Hodgson's specimens in the British Museum were probably obtained in Sikhim and not in Nepal. He does not figure this bird.
Habits, &c. Breeds in Sikhim in May.