403. Sylvia minuscula.
The Small White-throated Warbler.
Sylvia minula, Hume, S. F. i, p. 198 (1873), vii, p. 58. Sylvia minuscula, Hume, Cat. no. 582 bis ; id. S. F. viii, pp. 388, 498 ; Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 20, pl. i; Barnes, Birds Bom. p. 232.
Coloration. Resembles S. althaea and S. affinis, but the upper plumage is sandy brown, contrasting with the pale bluish grey of the forehead, crown, and nape.
Legs and feet horny greenish grey ; bill horny, paler at the base of the lower mandible; iris very pale yellow (Hume).
Length about 5.3 ; tail 2.1; wing 2.3 to 2.45 ; tarsus .75 ; bill from gape .5. The first primary is .5 long; the second primary is equal to the seventh, or between the seventh and eighth.
Distribution. Throughout Sind, Bahawalpur, and Rajputana as far east as Jodhpore as a winter visitor. This species is not unlikely to be a resident throughout the year in some parts of its winter range, but it is not yet known to be so. It is said to summer in Afghanistan.