129. Garrulax leucolophus belangeri

(129) Garrulax leucolophus belangeri Lesson.
Garrulax leucolophus belangeri, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 148.
This is the race breeding in the Southern Chin and Kachin Hills, Yunnan, North and South Shan States, to Pegu and Tenasserim.
Harington took a number of nests which he ascribed to this form in Myingyan and others in the Shan States, though, perhaps, in none of these places are the birds typical belangeri. In Tenasserim both Hopwood and Mackenzie got the quite typical bird breeding and took a few nests.
In Myingyan and the Shan States Harington found them laying from the first week in March up to the middle of April, whilst in Tenasserim they bred in these two months and also in May. The nests are said to be much the same as those of the two preceding races, hut Hopwood mentions one nest made entirely of bamboo twigs, with the exception of a root-lining, and Mackenzie describes another made entirely of twigs. In one of his nests, taken on the 27th of March, he found young fully fledged and at the same time saw other fully fledged young flying about, so that in Tenasserim some eggs must be laid in February.
Bingham found them breeding in Tenasserim in May and gives a graphic description of an incident exactly similar to that I have already recorded. Whilst he was busy watching a party of dancers, “during one of the pauses of the applause, and while the dancers were busy twining in and out, a single, rather squeaky ‘bravo’ came from a bamboo bush right opposite me. Looking up, I was astonished to see a nest in a fork of a bamboo, and on the nest a Garrulax.”
Thirty-six eggs average 28.3 x 22.8 mm. : maxima 31.5 x 22.5 and 29.5 x 23.7 mm. ; minima 25.5 x 22.0 and 27.5 x 21.25 mm.

The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
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129. Garrulax leucolophus belangeri
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Edward Charles Stuart Baker
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Burmese White Crested Laughing Thrush
Garrulax leucolophus belangeri
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