Pomatorhinus obscurus, Hume.
404ter. :- Butler, Guzerat ; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 471.
HUME'S SCIMITAR BABBLER.
Length, 9.5 to 10.12 ; expanse, 11; wing, 3.5 to 4.15 ; tail, 4; bill at front, 1.32 to 1.35 ; bill at gape, 1.4.
Bill ivory-yellow, horny at base of upper mandible or dirty-yellow, blackish on the ridge at base of upper mandible ; irides dark red or reddish-brown ; legs and feet dark, slightly greenish-plumbeous, or olivaceous-slate.
Chin, throat, breast and centre of abdomen, and a long superciliary stripe from forehead to nape, pure white; the whole of the rest of the plumage a dull smoky earth-brown, rather a purer brown on quills and tail, which are very faintly rufescent; the tail obsoletely barred; the lores dark-brown ; the ear-coverts slightly darker-brown than the rest of the body.
Hume's Scimitar Babbler is common at Aboo, and must occur on the hills in the vicinity of Mhow.