158. Erythrocichla bicolor

158. Erythrocichla bicolor.

The Ferruginous Babbler.

Brachypteryx bicolor, Less. Rev. Zool. 1839, p. 138. Malacopteron ferruginosum, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xiii, p. 383 (1814); Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 273; Hume, Cat. no. 396 quat. Trichastoma bicolor (Less.), Blyth, Cat. p. 147; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 226. Trichostoma ferruginosum (Blyth), Blyth, Ibis, 1865, p. 47; Oates, B. B. i, p. 58. Erythrocichla bicolor (Less.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 551.

Coloration. The whole upper plumage ferruginous, the crown brighter; upper tail-coverts and tail chestnut; lores dull white or pale fulvous; sides of the "head like the crown; lower plumage white, suffused with brownish on the breast and less so on the sides of the body.

Legs and feet fleshy white; upper mandible dirty white, lower dark brown ; iris pale wood-brown (Hume & Davison).

Length about 6.5; tail 2.4; wing 3.1 ; tarsus 1.1; bill from gape .9.

Distribution. The extreme south of Tenasserim, extending down to the Malay peninsula and to Sumatra and Borneo.

Habits, &c. According to Davison this bird is strictly a ground-bird, only flying up into trees when disturbed.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
158. Erythrocichla bicolor
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
158
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
152
Common name: 
Ferruginous Babbler
M_ID: 
24612
M_CN: 
Ferruginous Babbler
M_SN: 
Trichastoma bicolor
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
208

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