619. Cochoa rothschildi

(619) Cochoa rothschildi, sp. nov.

The White-cheeked Green Thrush.

Description. Differs from the Green Thrush in having the whole of the lower parts almost entirely orange-brown from the breast to the under tail-coverts. The sides of the head, ear-coverts and cheeks are white, produced in a demi-collar on to the sides of the neck.

Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in Cochoa viridis.

Distribution. Of the two specimens known, one was taken in Sikkim and the other at Matchi in Manipur.

Lord Rothschild has examined the British Museum series with me as well as his own series at Tring, and we can find no trace of connection between the two forms, which must therefore rank as species.

Nidification and Habits not recorded.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
619. Cochoa rothschildi
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
619
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
186
Common name: 
White-cheeked Green Thrush
M_ID: 
27556
M_CN: 
Green Cochoa
M_SN: 
Cochoa viridis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
3169

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