265. Erythrocichla bicolor

(265) Erythrocichla bicolor.

THE FERRUGINOUS BABBLER.

Brachypteryx bicolor Less., Rev. Zool., 1839, p. 138 (Sumatra). Erythrocichla bicolor. Blanf. & Oates, i, p, 152.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

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

Colours of soft parts. Iris pale wood-brown ; upper mandible dirty white, lower mandible dark brown; legs and feet fleshy-white.

Measurements. Total length about 160 to 170 mm.; wing 72 to 82 mm.; tail about 60 to 63 mm.; tarsus about 28 mm.; culmen 18 to 20 mm.

Distribution. Tenasserim South through the Malay Peninsula to Borneo and Sumatra.

Nidification unknown.

Habits. Said by Davison to be entirely a ground bird, only flying up into the bushes and trees when disturbed.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
265. Erythrocichla bicolor
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
265
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
258
Common name: 
Ferruginous Babbler
M_ID: 
24612
M_CN: 
Ferruginous Babbler
M_SN: 
Trichastoma bicolor
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2688

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