Sylvia jerdoni, Blyth.
581. :- Sylvia orphea, Tem. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 208 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 487 ; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 409; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 161; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India ; Ibis, 1885, p. 126.
THE LARGE BLACK-CAPPED WARBLER.
Length, 7 ; expanse, 9.25 ; wing, 3.2; tail, 2.75 ; tarsus, 0.9; bill at front, 0.6.
Bill blackish-horny, greyish at base beneath ; irides pale whitish-yellow; legs greenish-grey.
Above ' brownish-ashy, tolerably pure ashy on the nape and rump; cap, lores, and ear-coverts black in the male, dusky or blackish-grey in the female; beneath whitish, pure white on the throat and middle of the belly, tinged albescent on the breast; tail blackish, the outer feathers externally white, for the basal two-thirds, and the next four successively less broadly tipped white; quills dusky-brown with pale edgings.
The Black-capped Warbler is a not uncommon cold weather visitant to all parts of the district.