Usually treated as conspecific with T. striata, but differs in its vaguely scalloped vs vaguely streaked breast (2); black edges to primaries forming bold black panel on closed wing (3); stronger rufous tinge to lower underparts and buffy-rufous vs pale grey rump (2); parapatric distribution or very narrow zone of hybridization (assume latter; score 2) with T. s. malabarica in S of range. Monotypic.
W peninsular India (from Surat Dangs S to Goa).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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