167. Trochalopteron jerdoni jerdoni

(167) Trochalopteron jerdoni jerdoni (Blyth).
THE BANASORE WHITE-BREASTED LAUGHING-THRUSH.
Trochalopterum jerdoni jerdoni, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 177.
The Banasore Laughing-Thrush is found in the Coorg and Wynaad Hills from 4,000 feet upwards and, as it is a resident bird, must breed wherever found. Mr. Morgan adds the Palghat Hills and the Chinna Coonoor Ghats to its range but its occurrence in these hills has never been confirmed since.
Very little is known about this bird’s habits and nothing has been recorded about its nidification. Mr. A. P. Kinloch found its nest and two eggs, which he sent to me. They were taken on the 24th April, 1926, at Nellialam in the Wynaad Hills, and the covering letter says : “I found the nest in the hill built in a shola and disturbed the bird from it ; it was just like T. cachinans in shape and colour but had a striped breast.”
The two eggs are similar to the most ordinary type of egg of the Nilgiri Laughing-Thrush and measure 26.1 x 19.8 and 25.1 x 19.2 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 1. 1932.
Title in Book: 
167. Trochalopteron jerdoni jerdoni
Spp Author: 
Laubm.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
167
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
139
Common name: 
Banasore White Breasted Laughing Thrush
M_ID: 
24926
M_SN: 
Trochalopteron cachinnans jerdoni
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13372

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