97. Trochalopterum meridionale.
Blanf oral's Laughing-Thrush.
Trochalopteron fairbanki, Blanf., Hume, S. F. vii, p. 36 (1878). Trochalopterum meridionale, Blanf. J. A. S. B. xlix, p. 142 (1880) ; Hume, 8. F. ix, p. 505 ; Sharpe. Cat. B. M. vii, p. 375.
Coloration. Forehead, crown, nape, and lores dusky brown ; a short white band over the lores reaching only to the eye ; sides of head and neck, the whole upper plumage, wings, and tail ashy olive-brown, tinged with fulvous on the upper tail-coverts ; chin nearly white ; throat and breast white, streaked with ashy; centre of abdomen white; sides and under tail-coverts bright rufous ; vent and thighs olivaceous brown.
Iris dark red; bill black ; legs dusky (Bourdillon).
Length about 8.5; tail 3.7; wing 3.4; tarsus 1.3; bill from gape .9.
Distribution. Travancore. There are specimens in the British Museum from Chinipanni, the Patnas, Mynall, and the Tinnevelly boundary, 4000 feet.