154. Trochalopteron erythrocephalum melanostigma

(154) Trochalopteron erythrocephalum melanostoma (Blyth).
THE TENASSERIM RED-HEADED LAUGHING-THRUSH.
Trochalopterum erythrocephalum melanostigma, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed, vol. i, p 167.
This race of Red-headed Laughing-Thrush is resident from the Shan States, South to Mt. Muleyit in Tenasserim, at elevations of about 2,500 feet and upwards.
Hopwood, apparently, is the only collector who has taken the eggs of this bird, finding two nests, one with one egg and one with two on the 11th May, 1918, on Nwalabo Mountain in Tenasserim. Of these he writes :โ€”โ€œ Massive nests, cup-shaped and made externally almost entirely of green moss, lined with a black thread-like fungus. The nests were placed in conspicuous places, five and six feet up in small saplings. We also found two more empty nests, similar in every respect to the others, made of green moss and lined with the same black fungoid thread. In spite of their conspicuousness when close by, they were very hard to locate in the dense evergreen forest in which the saplings grew.โ€
Two eggs now in my possession measure 30.3 x 21.5 and 30.3 x 22.0 Trim. A third, sent to Mr. Davidson, measures 32.1 x 21.1 mm.
In appearance they differ in no way from the eggs of the other races.

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: 
154. Trochalopteron erythrocephalum melanostigma
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
154
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
127
Common name: 
Tenasserim Red Headed Laughing Thrush
M_ID: 
24975
M_CN: 
Silver-eared Laughingthrush
M_SN: 
Trochalopteron melanostigma
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13359

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