476. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 116; Butler, Deccan; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 404.
Length, 12; wing, 3.75; tail, 7.9; tarsus, 1; bill at front, 0.75.
Head, neck, back, wing-coverts, breast, and tail, glossy-black ; rump white; wings dull-black, outer tail-feathers broadly tipped with white; breast, belly, and under tail-coverts deep chesnut.
The female has the colors less pure and duller than the male.
This splendid songster is only found within our limits on the Sahyadri Range, and in the adjoining forests as far north as Khandalla. It is a permanent resident.