83. Trochalopterum erythrolaema

83. Trochalopterum erythrolaema.

Hume's Laughing-Thrush.

Trochalopterum erythrolaema, Hume, S. F. x, p. 153 (1881) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. vii, p. 363; Hume, S. F. xi, p. 103.

Coloration. Lores and point of chin dusky brown ; the entire head, neck, chin, and throat deep chestnut, the forehead tinged with ashy ; sides of neck and back olive-grey, each feather with a large black subterminal spot and a paler fringe ; rump and upper tail-coverts slaty grey ; breast chestnut, with a round dusky or black spot on each feather and a paler fringe ; centre of abdomen pale ferruginous ; sides, vent, and under tail-coverts deep olivaceous ; tail ashy, suffused with golden yellow on the outer web3 ; 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.

Legs and feet fleshy brown, pinker on feet; bill blackish brown; iris grey (Hume).

Length about 10 ; tail 4.5; wing 3.7; tarsus 1.5 ; bill from gape 1.1.

Distribution. Discovered by Hume near Matchi on the eastern hills of Manipur, and not yet known to occur elsewhere.

The next two species, I regret to say, must in future be known to ornithologists by names different to those they have hitherto borne. An examination of Gould's type and description of Ianthocincla chrysoptera clearly shows that he had a specimen from the Khasi hills before him, belonging to the species which Blyth subsequently named Garrulax ruficapillus. This latter name will become a synonym of Gould's.- The Himalayan species will consequently be without a name, but as Hodgson figured it and named it T. nigrimentum in his MSS., I propose to use his name for it. He notes on the drawing that he considered this species to be merely the young of T. erythrocephalum, but he appears afterwards to have altered his opinion and named it.

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: 
83. Trochalopterum erythrolaema
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Page No: 
Common name: 
Humes Laughing Thrush
Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron erythrocephalum
Vol. 1

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