The genus Turdinulus of Hume, with which I unite Corythocichla, contains a small group of Babblers which are extraordinarily Wren-like in appearance, habits and even nidification, and at one time I felt convinced that they should be removed en bloc to the Troglodytidae. Closely connected, however, with this genus are the birds of the genus Rimator, which seems to serve as a connecting link with other forms of Timaliidae. Robinson and Kloss's recently-described Rimator danjoui seems to still further strengthen these links and, though with some reluctance, I leave them in this sub-family.
They are all birds with tails very much shorter than the wing ; the plumage is soft, lax and squamated; the bill,like that of Drymocataphus but with longer rictal bristles. The nostrils are exposed and are mere slits with no overhanging membrane. The tarsus is very stout and long and the feet large.
Key to Species and Subspecies.
A. Tail more than half length of wing.
a. Tips of wing-feathers white.
a1. Sides of breast and flanks chestnut. [carulatus, p. 251.
a2. Wing 65 mm. or under T. brevicaudatus brevi-
b2 Wing over 65 mm T. b. venningi, p. 252.
b1. Sides of breast and flanks reddish
brown T. b. striatus, p. 251.
B. Tail less than half the length of wing.
b. Feathers of the throat spotted with black,
c1. Colour brown washed with rufous, [p. 253.
especially on flanks T. roberti roberti,
d1. Colour dark brown, flanks dark olive-brown T. r. guttaticollis, p. 254.
C. Feathers of the throat unspotted. [p. 254.
e1. Sides of breast and Hanks rufous-brown T. epilepidotus davisoni
f. Sides of breast and flanks dark olive-brown T.e. bakeri, p. 255.

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.1 1922.
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