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.