589. Geocichla citrina innotata

(589) Geocichla citrina innotata.

The Malay Ground-Thrush,

Geocichla innotata Blyth, J. A. S. 13, xv, p. 370 (1846) (Malay Peninsula); Blanf. & Oates, ii, p. 141.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description.— Adult male. Similar to the Orange-headed Ground-Thrush but with the orange-rufous deeper and richer everywhere and with no white wing-spot.

Colours of soft parts. Iris hazel to dark brown ; bill horny-black, sometimes tinged with plumbeous, the base of the lower mandible fleshy yellow; legs and feet fleshy yellow.

Measurements. Wing 110 to 122 mm.; tail 63 to 71 mm.; tarsus 32 mm.; culmen 20 to 21 mm.

Female differs from the male in the same way as it does in the other races but averages a trifle smaller.

Distribution. The distribution of this race is not easy to work out owing to so many individuals being indeterminate over so great an extent of country. Thus individuals of G. c. citrina and. G. c. innotata have both been obtained from Langbian Peak, Annam (Robinson & Kloss), Bankasoon, Thoungyah, Klong-bang-lai and other places in the central portions of its range. Roughly speaking it is found South of Tavoy down the Malay Peninsula as far South as Malacca. Birds from Koh Kul Is , South-East Siam seem to be typical innotata.

Nidification. Not recorded.

Habits. Similar to those of the Orange-headed Ground-Thrush.

The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
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589. Geocichla citrina innotata
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
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Malay Ground Thrush
Geokichla citrina innotata
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