171. Trochalopteron lineatum lineatum

(171) Trochalopteron lineatum lineatum (Vigors).
THE NEPALESE STREAKED LAUGHING-THRUSH.
Trochalopterum lineatum lineatum, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 180.
The typical form of Streaked Laughing-Thrush is restricted to Nepal and Sikkim.
I can find nothing on record about the breeding of this bird but Masson obtained one nest and eggs which he sold to Rattray and which later came into my possession. Beyond the fact that they were taken in Native Sikkim on the 27th May, I have been unable to obtain further data.
The eggs are, of course, exactly like those of the well-known race from Simla and measure 25.5 x 18.7, 26.4 x 19.0 and 26.1 x 18.5 mm.
* This is not the place in which to discuss nomenclature, but I would point out that Ticehurst and Whistler consider that because the very great majority of Vigors’s birds were probably obtained about Simla and Almora, therefore they can designate this as the type-locality. As, however, all Vigors’s birds could never have been obtained in these districts, i. e., the Bustard and Ianthocincla ocellata, it is not permissible to alter type-localities previously fixed, such as Hartert’s designation of Nepal in the present instance, and his name of grisescentior for the next bird must stand.

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: 
171. Trochalopteron lineatum lineatum
Spp Author: 
Vigors.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
171
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
142
Common name: 
Nepalese Streaked Laughing Thrush
M_ID: 
24935
M_SN: 
Trochalopteron lineatum lineatum
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13377

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