(242) Pellorneum ruficeps granti.
THE TRAVANCORE SPOTTED BABBLER.
Pellorneum ruficeps granti Harington, Bull. B. O. C, xxxiii, p. 381 (1913) (Travancore).
Vernacular names. Adavi-liku-jittu (Tel.).
Description. Similar to P. r. ruficeps but altogether a darker, more richly coloured form. The head is dark chestnut rather than rufous.
Colours of soft parts. Irides dark red-brown to crimson; bill above black, below horny-white ; legs, feet and claws pale fleshy.
Measurements. Length about 160 to 170 mm.; wing 74 to 78 mm.; culmen 18 mm.; tarsus 28 mm.
Distribution. S.W. India, Travancore, Wynaad, Coorg and S.W. Mysore.
Nidification. Nothing recorded. Eggs sent me by Messrs. J. Stewart and T. F. Bourdillon are not separable from those of the Spotted Babbler and measure almost 21.8 x 16.3 mm.
Habits. Is found throughout its range between 1,500 and 4,000 feet, but principally about 2,000 fees.