Pellorneum ruficeps, Swainson.
399. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 27 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 400.
THE SPOTTED WREN BABBLER.
Length, 7 ; expanse, 9 ; wing, 3 ; tail, 3 ; tarsus, 1; bill at front, 0.7.
Bill horny above, yellowish-fleshy beneath ; irides brick-red ; legs fleshy-yellow.
Above olive-brown ; crown and nape deep rusty colored, with a more or less marked white eyebrow from the forehead to the nape ; ears dusky-white, or mixed brown and white, or entirely brown ; beneath white or fulvous-white, with spots of dark olive on the sides of the breast and belly, olivaceous on the flanks and under tail-coverts.
The Spotted Wren Babbler only occurs within our limits, on the Sahyadri Range, as far north as Mahableshwar.