(250) Pellorneum fuscicapillum babaulti.
Scotocichla fuscicapiUum babaulti Wells, Bull. B. O. C, xxxix, p. 09 (1919) (Trincomalee).
Vernacular names. Batitchia (Ceylon).
Description. Similar to the last but much paler, especially on the lower parts which are brownish buff rather than chestnut. The top of the head is olive-brown instead of blackish.
Colours of soft parts. Iris brownish red; bill brownish flesh ; legs and feet flesh-grey (Babault).
Measurements. Wing 68 to 74 mm.; tail 57 to 62 mm.; tarsus 28 mm. (Wells).
Distribution. North Ceylon.
Habits. This form is purely a dry district form, whereas the last bird inhabits the wet portions of the island.