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