(184) Turdoides terricolor malabaricus.
THE SOUTHERN JUNGLE-BABBLER.
Malacocercus malabaricus Jerd., B. of I.,ii, p. 62 (1877) (Malabar).
Vernacular names. Pedda sida (Tel.).
Description. Differs from the northern bird in being very much darker both above and below, most noticeably so on the chin, throat, breast and flanks. The darker edging to the feathers also show up the central pale streaks more vividly.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in the last.
Distribution. India South of the habitat of T. t. terricolor.
Nidification and Habits similar to those of the Northern Babbler. Twenty eggs average about 23.8 x 18.6 mm.