CYANOPTILA

(Muscicapidae; Ϯ Blue-and-white Flycatcher C. cyanomelana) Gr. κυανος kuanos  dark-blue; πτιλον ptilon  plumage; "Cyanoptila, nobis .  I found this group on a Javanese [sic = Japanese] Flycatcher, which is just intermediate (both in form and colouring) to the preceding [Niltava] and following [Stoporala] divisions, in neither of which it can be placed; and it thus illustrates the affinities of Niltava. Its wings, however, are longer than in either, and more pointed, reaching fully half-way down the tail; and the beak is rather broader and flatter than in Niltava, but vertically deep, having the tomiæ much inflected: rictal bristles small and inconspicuous. Rest as in Stoporala; the frontal feathers deflected from the base of the bill, without any of the reflex velvety plumes conspicuous in Niltava.   C. cyanomelanura, (Tem.)  Upper-parts deep Prussian-blue; the crown and shoulders of the wing ultramarine; and nearly half of the base of the tail pure white; lores, ear-coverts, throat and breast ultramarine; belly and lower tail-coverts sullied white; and flanks brown" (Blyth 1847).
Var. Cyanoptyla.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 12 December 2018).