Tephrodornis sylvicola, Jerdon.
264. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 409; Butler, Deccan and South. Mahratta country; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 392.
THE MALABAR WOOD SHRIKE.
Length, 8.5; expanse, 14; wing, 4.5 ; tail, 3.25 ; tarsus, 0.9 ; bill at front, 0.7.
Bill blackish; irides wax-yellow; legs plumbeous.
Above slaty-cinereous; rump white ; wings, tail, and some of the upper-coverts, dusky-brown; a broad eye streak from the nostrils, through the eye, to beyond the ear-coverts, black; beneath white, reddish-cinereous on the neck, breast, and flanks.
The Malabar Wood Shrike is not common, and has only been recorded from the jungles west of Belgaum.