91. Trochalopterum simile

91. Trochalopterum simile.

The Western Variegated Laughing-Thrush.

Trochalopteron simile, Hume, Ibis, 1871, p. 408; Hume & Henders. Lah. to Yark. p. 193, pl. vii; Hume, S. F. iii, p. 407; id. Cat. no. 418 bis; Biddulph, Ibis, 1881, p. 53; Scully, Ibis, 1881, p. 439 ; Oates in Hume's N. & F. 2nd ed. I, p. 60.
Trochalopteron variegatum, apud Cock & Marsh. S. F. i, p. 354.

Coloration. Resembles T. variegatum. Differs in having the outer webs of the wing-feathers slaty blue, and in having those parts of the tail slaty blue which in the other species are either ashy yellow or olive-yellow.
Legs and feet flesh-colour; bill black; iris brown (Dr. G. Henderson).
Of the same size as T. variegatum.
Distribution. The western portion of Kashmir and the Hazara country. Scully states that this bird is common and a permanent resident in Sharot and Bargo, higher up the valley above Gilgit, at 5500 feet.
Habits, &c. The nest was found by Messrs. Cock and Marshall near Murree on the 15th June, built at the end of a bough of a fir-tree about 20 feet from the ground. The nest and eggs appear to resemble those of the last species.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
91. Trochalopterum simile
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
91
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
96
Common name: 
Western Variegated Laughing Thrush
M_ID: 
24963
M_SN: 
Trochalopteron variegatum simile
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
124

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