(157) Trochalopterum phaeniceum bakeri.
THE ASSAM CRIMSON-WINGED LAUGHING-THRUSH.
Trochalopteron phaeniceum bakeri Hartert, Bull. B. O. C, xxxiii, p. 10 (1909) (Laisung, N. Cachar).
Vernacular names. Dao-yao-gajao (Cachari).
Description. Differs from the preceding bird in being paler both above and below and in having the ashy-grey wash on the abdomen much more pronounced.
Colours of soft parts as in the last bird.
Measurements slightly smaller than the last, the wing averaging about 85 mm. as against 90 mm. in that bird.
Distribution. Hills South of the Brahmaputra, Manipur and Lushai Hills.
Nidification. Breeds in May and June between 3,500 and 5,000 feet. The nest is a well-made cup, similar to that of the last bird but more often placed quite close to the ground. Eggs indistinguishable from those of the last; 100 measure on an average 26.1 x 18.5 mm.
Habits. A comparatively common bird between 3,000 and 6,000 feet, nearly always found in cool, moist tree-forest in which there is a fair amount of undergrowth. Voice, food, flight, etc. as T.p. phaeniceum.