167. Trochalopterum jerdoni jerdoni

(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.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.1 1922.
Title in Book: 
167. Trochalopterum jerdoni jerdoni
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
167
Year: 
1922
Page No: 
177
Common name: 
Banasore Laughing Thrush
M_ID: 
24926
M_SN: 
Trochalopteron cachinnans jerdoni
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
2572

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