66. Dryonastes subcaerulatus

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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
66. Dryonastes subcaerulatus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
66
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
76
Common name: 
Shillong Laughing Thrush
M_ID: 
24890
M_CN: 
Grey-sided Laughingthrush
M_SN: 
Garrulax caerulatus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
96

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