(149) Trochalopterum erythrocephalum erythrolaema.
HUME'S RED-HEADED LAUGHING-THRUSH.
Trochalopterum erythrolaema Hume, S. F., x, p. 153 (1881) (Matchi, S. Manipur); Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 90. Trochalopterum holerythrops Rippon, Bull. B. O. C, xiv,p. 83 (1904). (Chin Hills).
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Differs from the last in having the lores and point of chin dusky brown; the chin and throat chestnut like the crown; the breast chestnut and the centre of the abdomen ferruginous. The forehead is tinged with grey.
Colours of soft parts as in the last bird.
Measurements. Length about 250 to 260 mm.; wing about 91 to. 95 mm.; tail about 110 to 115 mm.; culmen 19 to 21 mm.; tarsus 27 mm.
Distribution. East Manipur and Chin Hills. Nidification. The nest and eggs cannot be distinguished from those of the last bird. Twenty-two eggs average 29.9 x 20.5 mm.