(167) Trochalopterum jerdoni jerdoni.
THE BANASORE LAUGHING-THRUSH.
Garrulax jerdoni Blyth, J. A. S. B., xx, p. 522 (1851) (Banasore Peak). Trochalopterum jerdoni. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 99.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Point of forehead black; crown and nape slaty-brown, the feathers edged darker; a broad white supercilium, with a narrow black line above; lores and a line through the eye black; ear-coverts greyish white; sides of the neck ashy-brown, continued back and meeting round the neck; upper plumage, wings and tail olive-brown, tinged with rufous on the tail; chin and cheeks black; throat and breast streaked ashy and white; abdomen rufous; sides, thighs and under tail-coverts olivaceous brown, under wing-coverts rufous.
Colours of soft parts. Bill horny black; legs, feet and claws light brown or slaty-brown; iris crimson.
Measurements. Length about 215 to 230 mm.; wing 80 to 83mm.; tail about 90 mm.; tarsus about 32 mm.; culmen about 18 mm.
Distribution. The Coorg and Wynaad Hills above 4,000 feet. Mr. Morgan gives the Palghat Hills and the Chinna Coonoor Ghat as a part of its range, but these have not been confirmed.
Nidification. Not recorded.
Habits. Similar to those of T. c. cachinnans.