160. Trochalopteron subunicolor subunicolor

(160) Trochalopteron subunicolor subunicolor Hodgs.
THE NEPAL PLAIN-COLOURED LAUGHING-THRUSH.
Trochalopterum subunicolor subunicolor, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. i, p. 171.
This Laughing-Thrush occurs all along the outer ranges of the Himalayas from Nepal to the Dibang in Assam at elevations of 6,000 feet upwards. Meinertzhagen obtained it up to 11,300 fect and at Pashoke, 2,700 feet, in December. Stevens, however, has not obtained it in Sikkim below 6,000-7,000 feet.
Hodgson says that “it nests in open forests and groves, building its nest on some low branch of a tree, two or three feet from the ground, between a number of twigs. The nest is large and cup-shaped ; one measured externally 5.5 diameter and 3.38 in height ; internally 2.75 inches deep and 3.12 in diameter. The nest is composed externally of grass and mosses lined with soft bamboo leaves. Three or four eggs are laid, unspotted greenish-blue. One is figured as 1.07 x 0.7.”
Since Hume’s time only Osmaston has taken its nest and eggs, at 6,500 feet near Darjiling. This nest was built in mixed deciduous high forest, at an elevation of 6,500 feet.
It contained three eggs which are plain spotless blue, rather pale and dull and very faintly tinged with green. In shape they are long blunt ovals. They measure 29.5 x 23.0 to 30.3 x 23.0 mm.

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: 
160. Trochalopteron subunicolor subunicolor
Spp Author: 
Vieill.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
160
Year: 
1932
Page No: 
132
Common name: 
Nepal Plain Coloured Laughing Thrush
M_ID: 
24944
M_SN: 
Trochalopteron subunicolor subunicolor
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
13365

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