Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

Orange-breasted Laughingthrush (Garrulax annamensis)


Taxonomy

French: Garrulaxe du Langbian German: Orangebrusthäherling Spanish: Charlatán pechinaranja
Taxonomy:

Stactocichla merulina annamensis

Robinson and Kloss

, 1919,

Dran [11°49’ N, 108°38’ E], Annam, Vietnam

.

Until recently regarded as conspecific with G. merulinus. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Langbian Plateau in S Annam, S Vietnam.

Descriptive notes

24–25 cm. Medium-sized laughingthrush with brown upperparts and flanks, blackish throat, orange-rufous supercilium and underparts with neatly black-streaked breast. Has... read more

Voice

Song loud, rich and melodious, of rich musical phrases in prolonged rambling series, with much... read more

Habitat

Undergrowth and edge of broadleaf evergreen forest, bamboo clumps, densely overgrown abandoned... read more

Food and feeding

No information on diet. Forages singly, in pairs or in family groups, on or near ground; unobtrusive, shy and very skulking.

Breeding

Three specimens with regressing gonads in Mar. No other information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not assessed. Uncommon to locally common within very small range. Present in Thuong Da Nhim and Chu Yang Sin Nature Reserves.

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). Orange-breasted Laughingthrush (Garrulax annamensis). 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/59614 on 21 September 2017).