148. Pellorneum ignotum.
The Assam Babbler.
Pellorneum ignotum, Hume, S. F. v, p. 334 (1877) ; id. Cat. no. 399 ter A; id. S. F. xi, p. 146. Turdinus nagaensis, Godwin-Austen, A. M. N. H. (4) xx, p. 519 (1877); Hume, S. F. vii, p. 143; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlvii, pt. ii, p. 16. Drymocataphus ignotus (Hume), Sharpe, Cat. B. M, vii, p. 556.
Coloration. Whole upper plumage, tail, and exposed parts of wings rufescent olive-brown, the shafts of the feathers nowhere markedly paler, and the forehead not differing from the crown in colour ; wings and tail rather more rufescent than the back; lores and over the eyes greyish brown; ear-coverts brown with paler shafts; sides of neck like the back; chin, throat, centre of breast and abdomen dull white, very slightly mottled with rufescent brown; remainder of lower plumage rusty brown.
Iris dark brown ; legs and feet light sienna-grey (Godw.-Aust.).
Length 5.7; tail 2.2; wing 2.2 ; tarsus .9 ; bill from gape .65.
Distribution. The Eastern Naga hills ; Dhollah, in the Dibrugarh district of Assam.