154. Corythocichla striata.
The Streaked Babbler.
Turdinus brevicaudatus, Blyth, apud Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 269 (1870) ; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 140. Turdinus striatus, Wald. A. M. N. H. (4) vii, p. 241 (1871) ; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlvii, pt. ii, p. 16; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 462. Turdinus williamsoni, Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlvi, pt. ii, p. 44 (1877). Corythocichla striata (Wald.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 593.
Coloration. Resembles C. brevicaudata. Differs in having the sides of the head brown instead of deep ashy, and in having the breast and lower plumage brown slightly tinged with rufous, instead of ferruginous ; the spots at the tips of the wing-coverts and quills are less distinct, and are fulvous, not white.
The bill in the dry state has the upper mandible dark brown, the lower pale brown; the legs and feet are brown.
Length about 5; tail 1.8; wing 2.3; tarsus .95; bill from gape .8.
Distribution. The base of the Khasi and Garo hills; Sadiya in Assam. Godwin-Austen appears to have obtained this bird also in Manipur.
Habits, &c. This species is so close to C. brevicaudata, that the habits of the two are very likely to be the same.