Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Endangered

Grey-crowned Crocias (Laniellus langbianis)


Taxonomy

French: Crocias du Langbian German: Grauscheitel-Würgerhäherling Spanish: Sibia de Langbian
Taxonomy:

Crocias langbianis

Gyldenstolpe

, 1939,

Da Lat [11°55’ N, 108°26’ E], Annam, Vietnam

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

S Annam (Da Lat Plateau) and recently recorded in SC Annam (Kon Tum Province), in Vietnam.

Descriptive notes

22 cm. Slender, long-tailed brown-backed babbler, grey on crown, wings and tail, whitish below with bold brown flank streaks. Has crown to nape and neck side grey with pale... read more

Voice

Song an energetic “whit whit, whe-oo whe-oo whe-oo whe-oo whe-oo whe-oo”, sometimes... read more

Habitat

Intact broadleaf evergreen forest and edge, secondary growth and scrub, including shrub verbena (... read more

Food and feeding

Invertebrates, including caterpillars of various types. Visits flowering shrubs (including Lantana camara). Generally encountered... read more

Breeding

Apr–May. Nest material includes plant fibres up to 50 cm in length. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Da Lat Plateau EBA. Formerly considered Critically Endangered. Recent records from only three sites, and inferred to have... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). Grey-crowned Crocias (Laniellus langbianis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/59658 on 22 October 2017).