Geocichla cyanotis

Geocichla cyanotis, Jard and Selby.

354. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 517; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 398.

THE WHITE-WINGED GROUND THRUSH.

Length, 7.5 to 8.5 ; expanse, 12.25 to 14 ; wing, 4.2 to 4.5 ; tail, 2.75 to 3 ; tarsus, 1.25 to 1.5 ; bill at front, 0.7; bill from gape, 1.

Bill blackish; irides dark-brown ; legs fleshy-brown.

Head, nape, hind-neck, and sides of neck, ferruginous ; the rest of the plumage above dull-cyaneous or leaden ; wings and tail dusky, the former with a white spot on the median wing-coverts, and the outer feathers of the tail also tipped with white ; lores white ; ear-coverts white in the centre, continued down the sides of the neck, and with a brown spot above and below the latter passing into ferruginous, and bordering the white of the ears ; beneath, the chin, throat, and neck, white ; the breast, abdomen, and flanks, bright-ferruginous ; and the vent and under tail-coverts white.

The colors of the female are less pure than those of the male.

The White-winged Ground Thrush only occurs within our limits on the Sahyadri Range and in the adjoining forests, as far north at least as Khandalla.

It is a permanent resident, but owing to the bird's crepuscular habits, it often escapes observation.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Geocichla cyanotis
Spp Author: 
Jard and selby.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
171
Common name: 
White Winged Ground Thrush
M_ID: 
27010
M_SN: 
Geokichla citrina cyanota
Term name: 
id: 
11546

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith