The endangered Nilgiri flycatcher (Eumyias albicaudatus) is endemic to the higher altitude shola forests of the Western Ghats and the Nilgiris - in English, the Blue Mountains. It is dark steely indigo blue with some violet-blue on the forehead and darker lores. It is much darker than the similar verditer flycatcher. The female is duller with dark brown on the upperparts and dark grey below. Breeding from March to June, the nest is built in a cavity in an earth bank or a tree hole.