700. Oreocincla imbricata.
The Ceylon Thrush.
Zoothera imbricata, Layard, A. M. N. H. (2), xiii, p. 212 (1854). Oreocincla gregoriana, Nevill, Hume, S. F. i, p. 437 (1873). Oreocincla imbricata (Layard), Hume, Cat. no. 872 quat.; Legge, Birds Ceyl. p. 455, pi. xix. Geocichla imbricata (Layard), Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 159.
Coloration. Resembles O. dauma in general appearance, but has the upper plumage darker olive-brown, the tips of the feathers blacker, and the subterminal pale bars absent; tips of wing-coverts inconspicuous ; the whole lower plumage a rich ochraceous buff, with the bars very black ; the bill is much larger, resembling that of a Zoothera.
Iris brown ; bill blackish brown, paling at the base of the lower mandible; legs and feet fleshy brown, some with a bluish tinge; claws brownish at the tips (Legge).
Length about 9.5; tail 3.2; wing 4.9 ; tarsus 1.1 ; bill from gape 1.4.
Distribution. Confined to Ceylon, above 3000 feet.