435. Cryptolopha jerdoni

435. Cryptolopha jerdoni.

Brooks's Grey-headed Flycatcher-Warbler.

Abrornis xanthoschistos (Hodgs.), apud Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 202; Hume, N. & E. p. 370; Hume, Cat. no. 572 ; Scully, S. F. viii, p. 309; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 225. Abrornis jerdoni, Brooks, Proc. A. S. B. 1871, p. 248 ; Hume, Cat. no. 572 bis. Abrornis albosuperciliaris, Blyth, apud Hume Henders. Lah. to Yark. pl. xx, fig. 2. Cryptolopha xanthoschista {Hodgs.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. iv, p. 398 (part.) ; Oates, B. B.i, p. 272. Cryptolopha jerdoni (Brooks), Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 271.
The Grey-headed Warbler, Jerd.

Coloration. Resembles C. xanthoschista. Differs in being much smaller; in having the forehead, crown, and nape dark blackish ashy, with a fairly distinct mesial coronal band of a lighter colour, and the mantle and back ashy brown.

Iris bright wood-brown, bill above horny brown; below yellow; legs plumbeous (Cripps).

Length about 4 ; tail 1.6; wing 2; tarsus .7 ; bill from gape .5.

Distribution. Throughout the Himalayas from Nepal to the head of the Assam valley. This Warbler has also been found in the Khasi hills and Manipur, and, according to Blyth, in Arrakan.

Habits, &c. In Sikhim this species, according to Gammie, makes a domed nest of moss, lined with thistle-down, on the ground in May. The nest he found contained four white eggs measuring .55 by .47.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
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435. Cryptolopha jerdoni
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Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Brookss Grey Headed Flycatcher Warbler
Broad-billed Warbler
Tickellia hodgsoni
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