134. Garrulax moniliger moniliger

(134) Garrulax moniliger moniliger.

THE INDIAN NECK-LACED LAUGHING-THRUSH.
Cinclosoma moniligera Hodgs., As. Res., xix, p. 147 (1836) (Nepal). Garrulax moniliger. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 81.

Vernacular names. Ol-pho (Lepcha); Piang-kam(Bhut.); Poreri or Purirhi (Daphla); Chota penga (Bengali).

Description. Differs from pectoralis in wanting the black cheek-stripe and in having the primary-coverts the same as the others, not black. The ear-coverts are black and- white, varying much individually.

Colours of soft parts. Iris pale yellow to bright yellow; eyelids dull purple; bill dark horn-colour, the tip and edges paler; legs light plumbeous, claws pale horn-colour. In young birds the eyes are greenish yellow or a pale washed-out blue.

Measurements. Length about 300 to 310 mm.; wing 123 to 128mm,; tail about 120 to 125 mm.; tarsus about 43 mm.; culmen about 28 mm.

Distribution. Practically the same as that of G. pectoralis pectoralis.

Nidification. This Laughing-Thrush has breeding habits, season, elevation, etc., all identical with its larger cousin, pectoralis; the nests are indistinguishable, but the eggs can be told by their smaller size. 200 eggs average about 28.4 x 21.3 mm., but the largest of these exceed in size the smallest of those of the Black-gorgeted Laughing-Thrush.

The extremes are maxima, 30.3 X 21.0 and 27.9 x 23.5 mm. ; minima 27.0 X 21.6 and 27.2 x 19.8 mm.

Habits exactly the same as those of pectoralis, with which it frequently consorts.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
134. Garrulax moniliger moniliger
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
134
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
151
Common name: 
Indian Neck Laced Laughing Thrush
M_ID: 
24852
M_SN: 
Garrulax monileger monileger
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
2537

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