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.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
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
Page No: 
Common name: 
Eastern Yellow Winged Laughing Thrush
Assam Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron chrysopterum
Vol. 1

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