62. Dryonastes ruficollis

62. Dryonastes ruficollis.

The Rufous-necked Laughing -Thrush.

Ianthocincla ruficollis, Jard. Selby, Ill. Orn. 2nd ser. pl. 21 (1838). Garrulax ruficollis (J. & S.). Blyth, Cat. p. 97; Horsf. & M. Cat. i, p. 205; Jerd. B. I. ii, p. 38; Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 209; Hume, N. & E. p. 254; Inglis, S. F. v, p. 34; Hume, Cat. no. 410; id. S. F. xi, p. 158. Dryonastes ruficollis (J. & S.), Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 454; Oates in Hume's N. & E. 2nd ed. i, p. 45.
Pobduya, Beng.; Rapchen-pho, Lepch.; Doopooleeka, Assam.

Coloration. Lores, sides of the head, cheeks, chin, throat, and centre of the uppermost portion of the breast black: sides of neck bright chestnut, continued upwards to the middle of the upper edge of the ear-coverts; crown and nape slaty-grey; upper plumage and wings olive-brown, the outer webs of the primaries ashy ; tail black, the base suffused with olive-green ; breast, upper abdomen, sides of the body, and thighs olive-brown ; centre of lower abdomen and under tail-coverts bright chestnut. Bill, legs, and feet black; iris red (Hume).

Length about 10; tail 4.5; wing 4; tarsus 1.4; bill from gape 1.

Distribution. The Himalayas from Nepal to Sadiya ; the Khasi hills ; Sylhet, Cachar, Manipur, Tipperah ; Bhamo. This bird is found at low elevations probably not above 4000 feet and mostly at the foot of the hills.

Habits, 4'c. This species appears to be addicted to grass- and reed-jungle. It breeds in Sikhim from April to June, constructing its nest in bushes within a few feet of the ground. The eggs, three or four in number, are pale bluish green and measure 1.02 by .75.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
62. Dryonastes ruficollis
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Rufous Necked Laughing Thrush
Rufous-necked Laughingthrush
Garrulax ruficollis
Vol. 1

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