66. Dryonastes subcaerulatus.
The Shillong Laughing-Thrush.
Garrulax subcaerulatus, Hume, S. F. vii, p. 140 (1878) ; id. Cat. no. 408 A. Dryonastes subcaerulatus (Hume), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 462.
Coloration. Resembles B. caerulatus. Differs in having the ear-coverts, lower part of cheeks, and feathers above the ear-coverts white, slightly tipped with black here and there; the three exterior pairs of tail-feathers broadly tipped with white, and the whole upper plumage of a paler rufous. Some of the feathers of the nape are sometimes white in the middle. Nude space round the eye dark grey (Godwin-Austen).
Length nearly 11; tail 4.8; wing 4.2; tarsus 1.4; bill from gape 1.2.
Distribution. Shillong in the Khasi hills.