(158) Trochalopterum phaeniceum ripponi.
THE BURMESE CRIMSON-WINGED LAUGHING-THRUSH.
Trochalopterum ripponi Oates*, Bull. B. O. C, xi, p. 10 (1900) (Kengtung State).
Vernacular names. Krang-shong-mo&ing (Kachin).
Description. Similar to the preceding, but has the crimson of the head extending on to the sides of the neck, throat and supercilium. The lower plumage is greyish yellow instead of fulvous, or olive-brown and the tail is narrowly tipped with ochre instead of broadly with orange.
Colours of soft parts and Measurements as in T.p. phaeniceum.
Distribution. Kachin Hills, N. Shan States.
Nidification. The few eggs I have seen of this race seem to be rather darker than those of the other races. Twenty-one average about 25.8 x 18.6 mm.
Habits as in the other races, but according to Harington they frequent bamboo-jungle as well as forest, placing their nest sometimes in clumps of bamboo. They keep generally above 5,000 feet and are found at least up to 7,000 feet.