133. Garrulax pectoralis meridionalis

(133) Garrulax pectoralis meridionalis Rob. & Kloss.
THU BURMESE BLACK-GORGETED LAUGHING-THRUSH .
Garrulax pectoralis semitorguata, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 151.
Garrulax pectoralis meridionalis, ibid. vol. viii, p. 599.
The Burmese race is found throughout the hills of Southern Burma, from the Southern Shan. States to Tenasserim and in South¬-West Siam.
Oatea obtained the nest of this Laughing-Thrush in the Pegu Hills on the 27th of April. “The nest was placed in a bamboo clump about 7 feet from the ground, made outwardly of dead bamboo leaves and coarse roots, lined with finer roots and a few feathers ; inside diameter 6 inches, depth 2 inches.”
Coot obtained nests and eggs in Ataran during May and Macdonald found them breeding on the Taok plateau in April.
The nests do not seem to differ in any way from those of the preceding bird and feathers in the lining must be quite abnormal. Sites selected seem also much the same as those chosen by the Indian birds, though the Burmese may keep more often to bamboo-jungle than to deep evergreen forest.
Fifteen eggs (not fifty, as misprinted in the ‘Avifauna’) average 30.1 x 22.0 mm. : maxima 32.0 x 23.2 and 31.5 x 23.4 mm. ; minima 27.1 x 22.0 and 28.9 x 21.9 mm.
They are, of course, the usual blue in colour and, in shape and texture, like those of the last bird. Three or four seems to be the usual clutch.

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: 
133. Garrulax pectoralis meridionalis
Spp Author: 
Rob.&
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
133
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
114
Common name: 
Burmese Black Gorgeted Laughing Thrush
M_ID: 
24930
M_SN: 
Trochalopteron fairbanki meridionale
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13339

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