84. Trochalopterum chrysopterum

84. Trochalopterum chrysopterum.

The Eastern Yellow-winged Laughing-Thrush.

Ianthocincla chrysoptera, Gould, P. Z. S. 1835, p. 48. Garrulax ruficapillus, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xx, p. 521 (1851). Trochalopteron ruficapillum (Blyth), Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xxxix, pt. ii, p. 104; Hume, S. F. vii, p. 385; id. Cat. no. 415 bis; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 303; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 163.

Coloration. Forehead and lores grey with black shafts ; anterior . half of crown reddish brown, blending into the bright chestnut of the posterior half and of the nape ; a very broad superciliary band, reaching to the nape, ash-grey; ear-coverts ashy rufous ; chin and cheeks grey mingled with blackish; throat and fore neck deep chestnut-brown ; the sides of the neck and back fulvous grey, each feather with a rounded brown mark near the tip ; rump and upper tail-coverts slaty grey ; breast rufous, each feather with an ill - defined lunate bar ; abdomen dull fulvous; sides of the body, vent, and under tail-coverts olivaceous ; tail ashy, suffused with golden yellow on the outer webs ; wing-coverts olive-brown, the greater series broadly tipped with deep ferruginous ; primary-coverts and winglet yellow on the outer webs, ashy on the inner; outer webs of the primaries and secondaries bright golden yellow ; tertiaries and tips of the secondaries ashy blue, the base of the outer webs of the secondaries .golden red.

Iris clay-coloured; bill and legs brown (Cockburn) ; iris grey ; legs pink-brown (Godw.-Aust.).

Length about 10; tail 4.5; wing 4.1; tarsus 1.55; bill from gape 1.1.

Distribution. The Khasi hills, where this species has been obtained at Shillong, at Cherra Poonjee, and on Hengdan Peak.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
84. Trochalopterum chrysopterum
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
84
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
90
Common name: 
Eastern Yellow Winged Laughing Thrush
M_ID: 
24969
M_CN: 
Assam Laughingthrush
M_SN: 
Trochalopteron chrysopterum
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
117

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