(615) Myiophoneus temminckii eugenei.
The Burmese Whistling-Thrush.
Myiphoneus eugenei Hume, S. F., i. p. 475 (1873) (Pegu); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 179.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Similar to the Himalayan Whistling-Thrush but with no white tips to the wing-coverts and the bill almost entirely yellow.
Distribution. Eastern Burma, East of the Irrawaddy, Karenni; Pegu and Tenasserim, Siam, Shan States, Tunnan and Cochin China.
Nidification. Similar to that of the Himalayan Whistling-Thrush. Thirty eggs average 36.7 x 25.4 mm. and are indistinguishable from those of that bird.
In Tenasserim they appear to breed from February to April but in the North from April to May,
Habits. This, like the last bird, is an inhabitant of the hill-country, being found in summer from the foot-hills to the highest hilltops, and in winter spreading into the Plains wherever there is fast-running, clear streams but never venturing on to slow-running, muddy rivers. In voice, flight and food there is nothing to remark differing from the Himalayan Whistling-Thrush, but it seems to be a wilder bird and less tolerant, of humanity.