Merula atrogularis, Tem.
365. :- Planesticus atrogularis, Gm. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I. p. 529 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 131.
THE BLACK-THROATED THRUSH.
Length, 10.5 ; expanse, 17 ; wing, 5.75 ; tail, 4.4; bill at front, 0.6.
Bill yellow, dusky at tip ; orbits yellow; irides dark-brown; legs horny-yellowish-brown.
Male. :- Above pale cinereous-brown; wings and tail darker; tail occasionally tinged with rufous ; beneath the throat albescent-brownish with some undefined dark markings, the centre of each feather being dark, and lower down these coalesce and form a broad dark-brown, or blackish pectoral gorget; the rest, beneath, pale cinereous-white, a few of the feathers next the breast centred or barred with dusky ; under wing-coverts rusty; lower tail-coverts indistinctly barred with brown and rusty.
The female wants the pectoral gorget, but has the breast buff, mixed with dusky, and some brown striae on the sides of the throat and breast; the abdomen, too, is whiter than in the male, and the lower tail-coverts are buffy-white.
The Black-throated Thrush only occurs as a cold weather visi¬tant to Northern Sind. I found it very common between Kandahar and Quetta during the time of its migration.