Geocichla citrina, Lath.
355. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 517; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 398.
THE ORANGE-HEADED GROUND THRUSH.
Length, 8.12 to 9 ; expanse, 13.75 to 15 ; tail, 2.75 to 3.25 ; wing, 4.4 to 4.82; tarsus, 1.2 to 1.35 ; bill from gape, 1.05 to 1.2.
Bill horny-black, fleshy-white at base beneath; irides dark-brown ; nude patch behind eye, flesh-colored; legs fleshy-white.
The whole head, neck, and lower plumage, pale brownish-orange; the 'chin and throat paling and albescent; the rest of the upper plumage blue-grey,;, a small white wing spot on the median-coverts, and the primary-coverts tipped black ; lower part of abdomen paling towards the vent, which, with the lower tail-coverts, is white.
The female differs slightly, being tinged with olivaceous on the back, wings and tail.
The occurrence of the Orange-headed Ground Thrush within our limits is very doubtful; if it occurs at all, it can only be as a very rare winter visitant.