Genus IANTHOCINCLA

I apply the generic term Ianthocincla to those Laughing-Thrushes which have no bristles at the base of the forehead, but in which the nostrils are overhung by a few long hairs. This genus differs in no other respect from Dryonastes and Garrulax, and consequently I do not figure the head. All the species are remarkable in having the secondaries tipped with white.

The eggs of two species only are known. One lays unspotted white eggs, and the other has them of a colour which has not yet been determined satisfactorily. The only two eggs of this latter species which Hume has had the opportunity of examining are described by him as being, one an unspotted pale blue, and the other blue with a few brown spots at the large end. When more eggs of I. ocellata are known they will doubtless prove to be unspotted as a rule, the spotted ones being the exception.

Key to the Species.

a. Crown and nape black.
a1. Upper plumage spotted with white……………….I. ocellata, p. 84.
b1. Upper plumage plain……………….I. cineracea, p. 85.
c1. Upper plumage barred with black……………….I. rufigularis, p. 86.
b. Crown and nape reddish-brown with pale shafts……………….I. austeni, p. 87.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
Genus IANTHOCINCLA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
84
M_ID: 
24793
M_SN: 
Garrulax
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
109

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