75. Garrulax delesserti.
The Wynaad Laughing-Thrush.
Crateropus delesserti, Jerd. Madr. Journ. L. S. x, p. 250 (1839); id. Ill. Ind. Orn. pl. xiii. Turdus (Crateropus) griseiceps, Deless., Rev. Zool. 1840, p. 101. Garrulax delesserti (Jerd.), Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 37; Hume Bourd. S. F. iv, p. 399; Hume, Cat. no. 409; Davidson, S. F. x, p. 377; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 446.
Coloration. Lores, ear-coverts, and round the eye black; forehead, crown, mantle, and sides of neck deep slaty grey, the forehead mottled with grey ; back, rump, and visible portion of wings chestnut-brown except the outer webs of the first few primaries, which are duller; upper tail-coverts brighter chestnut; tail black, tinged with rufous at the base ; extreme point of chin black ; remainder of chin, cheeks and throat white; breast and upper part of abdomen ashy grey; lower part of abdomen, vent, thighs, and under tail-coverts deep chestnut.
Iris crimson; lower mandible, legs, feet and claws fleshy-white ; upper mandible blackish brown (Davison)..
Length 10 ; tail 4 ; wing 4.1; tarsus 1.5 ; bill from gape 1.3.
This species is allied to the preceding, but differs in the colour of the tail and lower plumage.
Distribution. The hills of Southern India from the Wynaad south to the Asambu hills. This bird appears to be found at all elevations.