64. Dryonastes chinensis.
The Black-throated Laughing-Thrush.
Lanius chinensis, Scop, Del. Fl.et Faun. Insubr. ii,p. 86 (1786). Garrulax chinensis (Scop.), Blyth, Cat. p. 95; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 202 : Walden, P. Z. S. 1866, p. 549 ; Blyth, Birds' Burm. p. 107 ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 289; Hume, Cat. no. 408 ter; Bingham, S. F. ix, p. 181; Oates, S. F. x, p. 208 ; id. B.B. i, p. 88. Dryonastes chinensis (Scop.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 455.
Coloration. Forehead, lores, round the eye, a line over the ear-coverts, the upper part of the cheeks, chin, throat, and the central portion of the upper breast black ; cheeks and ear-coverts white ; crown and nape slaty-blue, anterior part, of crown streaked with white; upper plumage and exposed part of wings rich olive-brown, except the outer webs of the first few primaries, which are silvery-grey ; tail olive-brown with the last quarter black; breast, sides of neck, and upper portion of abdomen ashy grey ; remainder of lower surface olive-brown.
Iris red; bill black ; mouth and eyelids plumbeous ; legs fleshy brown; claws horn-colour.
Length about 11.5; tail 4.7; wing 4.5; tarsus 1.6; bill from gape 1.2.
Distribution. Tenasserim from Toungngoo down to Meetan and the Thoungyeen valley; the southern half of Pegu. The range extends into China.