(137) Garrulax albogularis albogularis.
THE WHITE-THROATED LAUGHING-THRUSH.
Ianthocincla albogularis Gould, P. Z. S., 1835, p. 187 (Nepal). Garrulax albigularis. Blanf, & Oates, i, p. 82.
Vernacular names. Karriam-pho (Lepcha).
Description. Forehead fulvous; lores and feathers above and below eye black; cheeks, chin and throat white; upper plumage rich olive-brown, tinged with fulvous on the crown and ear-coverts and rusty on the upper tail-coverts; wings brown, edged with the colour of the back; tail olive-brown, the four outer pairs of feathers very broadly tipped with white; sides of neck and a broad pectoral band olive-brown; remainder of lower plumage bright ferruginous.
Colours of soft parts. Bill black or dull black, inside of mouth yellow; legs, feet and claws pale fleshy plumbeous to darker livid plumbeous; iris greyish blue.
Measurements. Length about 300 to 310 mm.; wing 123 to 133 mm., average 128 mm.; tail 140 to 145 mm.; tarsus about 43 mm.; culmen about 25 mm.
Distribution. Nepal and Sikkim, but not in Bhutan or Assam, except twice in the Barail Range in N. Cachar.
Nidification. The only nest recorded is one taken by myself in N. Cachar. Neither nest nor eggs differ in any way from those of the next and better known form.
Habits. Similar to those of the next bird.