122. Dryonastes chinensis propinquus

(122) Dryonastes chinensis propinquus Salvadori.
THE BURMESE BLACK-THROATED LAUGHING-THRUSH.
Dryonastes chinensis leucogenys, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 141.
Dryonastes chinensis propinquus, ibid. vol. viii, p. 598.
This race of the Black-throated Laughing-Thrush is resident and breeds in the Southern Shan States, Tounghoo to the Southern half of Pegu, Tenasserim and South-West Siam.
Harington recorded the nesting of this bird in the Bombay Nat. Hist. Society’s Journal, vol. xiv, p. 597 and described a nest and eggs taken by him in May 1902. The eggs, however, are certainly not those of the present bird.
The only naturalist to take the eggs is, I think, J. Cyril Hopwood, who took a clutch of three eggs from a nest built in a fork of a small tree on the 28th of April, 1919. The tree was one standing in thin forest with much undergrowth on Nwalabo Mountain in South Tenasserim at an elevation of about 3,000 feet. The nest is described as rather small in comparison with the size of the bird, cup-shaped and made of bamboo-leaves mixed with tendrils and long roots and lined with fine roots.
It contained three eggs which are white, with, perhaps, in some lights, the faintest tinge of blue, and they measure 31.4 x 22.4, 31.2 x 22.6 and 31.9 x 22.5 mm.
The texture is fine but the eggs are not of the glossy type laid by Dryonastes ruficollis, D. galbanus and D. sannio.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
122. Dryonastes chinensis propinquus
Spp Author: 
Salvadori.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
122
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
103
Common name: 
Burmese Black Throated Laughing Thrush
M_ID: 
24873
M_SN: 
Garrulax chinensis propinquus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
13327

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