387. Laticilla cinerascens.
Day's Long-tailed Grass-Warbler.
Eurycercus cinerascens, Wald. A. 31. N. H. (4) xiv, p. 150 (1874); Hume, S. F. iii, p. 280 ; id. Cat. no. 443 bis. Laticilla cinerascens (Wald.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 110.
Coloration. Upper plumage ashy olive streaked with brown ; upper wing-coverts and visible portions of quills plain ashy olive, with the shafts and the portion near them very dark brown, and probably with fulvous tips; lores, a ring round the eye, cheeks, chin, and throat pure white; remainder of lower plumage pale greyish white; upper part of ear-coverts ashy olive, lower part albescent.
Bill in the dry state dark brown, with the base of the lower mandible pale; legs dark brown.
Length about 6; tail 3-2, and probably up to 4; wing 2; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .6.
The only two specimens of this bird known are in the British Museum. They are poor skins, and it is difficult to draw up a very accurate description from them, especially of the tail, which is very much worn down in both examples.
Distribution. Dhubri, Lower Assam, where the types were procured by Dr. Day on the 27th November, 1873.