(171) Trochalopterum lineatum lineatum.
THE NEPALESE STREAKED LAUGHING-THRUSH.
Cinclosoma lineatum Vigors, P. Z. S., 1831, p. 56 (Nepal), Trochalopterum lineatum. Blanf, & Oates, I, p. 101.
Vernacular names. None recorded.
Description. Forehead, crown, nape and mantle dark ashy streaked with dusky, the shafts black; lower back and wing-coverts reddish brown, the shafts white; rump and upper tail¬ coverts plain ashy; tail marked with rufous, cross-rayed, with a subterminal black band and grey tips : wings chiefly rufous on the outer webs, the inner secondaries edged with grey; lores and a ring round the eye mingled white and grey ; cheeks, ear-coverts and an indistinct supercilium castaneous; chin, throat; breast and upper abdomen chestnut, all the feathers with ashy margins and those of the breast with glistening white shafts ; lower abdomen, flanks and under tail-coverts ashy-brown.
Colours of soft parts. Bill dusky, the base of the lower mandible greyish or brownish-horny; iris brown or reddish brown; feet fleshy-brown, claws livid horny.
Measurements. Length about 200 to 210 mm.; wing 74 to 77 mm.; tail about 90 mm.; tarsus about 27 mm.; culmen 18.5 to 20.8 mm.
Distribution. Nepal, Sikkim.
Nidification and Habits similar to those of the better known form, next described. Eggs taken in Native Sikkim and Darjeeling average about 26.0 x 18.8 mm.