Geocichla citrina

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.

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 citrina
Spp Author: 
Lath.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
171
Common name: 
Orange Headed Ground Thrush
M_ID: 
27008
M_CN: 
Orange-headed Thrush
M_SN: 
Geokichla citrina
Term name: 
id: 
11547

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