143. lanthocincla rufogularis rufogularis

(143) Ianthocincla rufogularis rufogularis Gould.
Ianthocincla rufogularis rufogularis, Fauna B. I. Birds, 2nd ed. vol i, p. 158.
This Laughing-Thrush breeds in the Outer Himalayas from Nepal to the Miri. Hills, between 3,000 and 5,000 feet ; Stevens says down to 2,500 feet in Sikkim, whilst it has been found as high as 6,000 near Darjiling.
Hume had numerous nests sent to him from Sikkim. They “are all of the same type, all moderately deep cups, composed entirely of creeper tendrils, the cavity only being lined with fine black roots. They appear from the specimens before me to be quite sui generis and unlike those of any of its congeners. No grass, no dead leaves and no moss seem to be employed ; nothing but the tendrils of some creeper. The nests appear to be always placed at the fork, where three, four or more shoots diverge, and to be generally more or less like inverted cones, measuring, say, 4 or 5 inches in height and about the same in breadth at the top, while the cavities are about 3 inches in diameter and 1.5 to 2.0 in depth. The nests appear to have been found at varying heights from the ground from 5 to 15 feet, and at elevations of from 3,000 to 5,000 feet. They appear to have contained three fresh or more or less incubated eggs.
“The eggs were found in Sikkim on different dates between 25th May and 8th September.”
The eggs are pure white with a decided but not high gloss and are rather thin and fragile for their size. In shape they are long but not pointed ovals, and fifteen average 26.2 x 19.4 mm. : maxima 28.7 x 22.1 and 27.9 x 22.5 mm. ; minima 23.4 x 20.6 and 26.4 x 19.0 mm.

The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
143. lanthocincla rufogularis rufogularis
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Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
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Common name: 
Sikkim Rufous Chinned Laughing Thrush
Garrulax rufogularis rufogularis
Vol. 1

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