French: Garrulaxe à joues blanches German: Weißohrhäherling Spanish: Charlatán golinegro
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Subspecies and Distribution
G. c. lochmius
Deignan, 1941 – S China (SW Yunnan), EC & E Myanmar (S to extreme N Tenasserim), NW & NE Thailand and NW Laos.
G. c. propinquus
(Salvadori, 1913) – S Myanmar (Tenasserim) and W Thailand.
G. c. chinensis
(Scopoli, 1786) – Black-throated Laughingthrush – SE China (SE Yunnan E to Guangxi and C Guangdong), NE, C & S Laos and Vietnam (S to C Annam).
G. c. germaini
(Oustalet, 1890) – Germain’s Laughingthrush – S Vietnam (S Annam, Cochinchina) and adjacent E Cambodia.
23–30 cm; 64–113 g. Dark, medium-sized laughingthrush with black on face and throat. Nominate race has forehead, bristly lores and upper submoustachial area black... read more
Has repetitive, loud, rich, rather mournful, fluty song incorporating harsh, coarse “wraaah... read more
Broadleaf evergreen and mixed deciduous forest, secondary growth, scrub (including Lantana... read more
Food and feeding
Insects; some plant material and seeds. Usually in pairs or in small parties; flocks of up to twelve or more individuals recorded on Hainan... read more
Mar–Aug; multi-brooded. Nest a loose cup, made of pieces of rattan, bamboo and other leaves and roots, lined with fine and coarse... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in S China, where recorded in 18 (33%) of 54 surveyed sites, 52 of which are nature reserves; these include Shiwandashan National... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!