(139) Garrulax strepitans.
Garrulax strepitans Blyth, J. A. S. B., xxiv, p. 268 (1858) (Mt. Muleyit, Tenasserim); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 83.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Forehead, crown and nape reddish brown; face black; hinder portion of ear-coverts ferruginous ; a spot on either side of the neck white ; hind neck, sides of neck and upper back ashy, paler and whiter in front, darker behind, and blending with the olive-brown of the upper plumage and wings; tail blackish, marked with olive-brown on the outer webs; throat and breast chocolate-brown, the latter bordered by ashy blending with the olive-brown of the remainder of the plumage.
Colours of soft parts. Iris red, lake-red or crimson; legs and feet very dark brown to almost black, claws horny-brown; bill black..
Measurements. Length about 300 to 310 mm.; wing 132 to 135 mm.; tail about 135 mm.; tarsus about 45 to 47 mm.; culmen about 27 mm.
Distribution. Tenasserim and North and South-West Siam, where specimens have been obtained at Koon Tan and Si-sa-wad. Nidification unknown.
Habits. Davison says that it is a noisy but shy bird, avoiding observation. " Not by any means uncommon, occurring in small flocks of twenty or more, and keeping entirely, so far as I have observed, to the forest, especially to the ravines where this is densest."