144. Ianthocincla rufogularis assamensis

(144) Ianthocincla rufogularis assamensis.

HARTERT'S LAUGHING-THRUSH.

Ianthocincla rufogularis assamensis Hartert, Vog. Pal., i, p. 635 (1910) (Margherita, Assam).

Vernacular names. Mi-pa-pita (Trans-Diku Nagas).

Description. Differs from typical rufogularis in having the whole chin and throat rufous and the ear-coverts almost all, or nearly all, rufous.

Colours of soft parts as in rufogularis.

Measurements. A rather smaller bird than rufogularis with wing about 91 to 94 mm.

Distribution. The whole of Assam south of the Brahmaputra as far South as the Lushai and Chittagong Hills and as far East as Lakhimpur and thence into the Chin Hills.

Nidification. Breeds from 3,500 feet upwards throughout its habitat in May and June, with an occasional second laying in August and September. The site selected is almost invariably a bush in heavy forest, though the part selected is always near an opening of some kind, river, road or a natural open glade. Nest and eggs like those of the preceding birds. 40 eggs average 26.5 x 18.9 mm.

Habits. Similar to those of rufogularis.

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: 
144. Ianthocincla rufogularis assamensis
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
144
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
159
Common name: 
Harterts Laughing Thrush
M_ID: 
24823
M_SN: 
Garrulax rufogularis assamensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2548

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith