Trochalopterum cinnamomeum, Davison, Ibis, 1886, p. 204.
Coloration. Forehead, crown, and nape hair-brown, the nape tinged with ashy, the lateral feathers of the crown white on their outer webs, forming part of a broad creamy white supercilium extending to the end of the ear-coverts; upper plumage, wings, and tail olive-brown, with a greenish tinge ; lores rusty-brown ; sides of the head pale ochraceous ; chin, and lower part of cheeks, dark cinnamon-brown ; remainder of lower plumage deep rufous, tinged with olivaceous on the sides, vent, and under tail-coverts ; under wing-coverts rufous.
The colour of the bill &c. has not been recorded.
Length about 8; tail 3.7; wing 3.5; tarsus 1.3; bill from gape .9.
Distribution. Unknown; but probably, as suggested by Davison, the Palghat hills in Southern India. Apparently a very local and rare bird.