Geocichla unicolor

Geocichla unicolor, Tickell.

356. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 519 ; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 470; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 399 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 131.

THE DUSKY GROUND THRUSH.

Length, 9 ; expanse, 14.5; wing, 4.5; tail, 3.13; tarsus, 1.12 ; bill at front, 0.7.

Bill dusky-yellow; eyelids and gape yellow; irides brown; legs yellowish-brown.

Male above uniform dusky slaty ash-color; chin nearly white ; throat pale-ashy; breast ashy; abdomen and lower tail-coverts white ; under wing-coverts and flanks of abdomen ferruginous.

The female is olive-brown above, ashy about the rump; ear-coverts ashy-brown, with light shafts; beneath the chin and throat albescent or very pale-ashy, bordered by a dark stripe from the base of the lower mandible, and the feathers of the throat and neck streaked with dusky-brown; the breast and sides ashy-brown, tinged with fulvous, or olive-brown on the flanks ; belly, vent, and lower tail-coverts, white.

Occurs throughout the district as a rather rare cold weather visitant.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Geocichla unicolor
Spp Author: 
Tickell.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
171
Common name: 
Dusky Ground Thrush
M_ID: 
27310
M_CN: 
Tickell's Thrush
M_SN: 
Turdus unicolor
Term name: 
id: 
11548

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