French: Garrulaxe de Fairbank German: Flötenhäherling Spanish: Charlatán de Palani
Other common names:
Kerala Laughingthrush (when combined with T. meridionale)
Palni Hills, southern India
S Western Ghats from Palghat Gap S to Achankovil Gap, in SE Kerala and SW Tamil Nadu, SW India.
20·5 cm. Small laughingthrush, dull olive-brown above with white supercilium, grey-streaked whitish breast and rufous-chestnut lower underparts. Nominate race has... read more
Song of nominate race consists of short, mellow, clear, slurred notes, starting with 1–2... read more
Thickets lining streams through tea and cardamom plantations, scrub and secondary forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, berries and fruit, including brambles (Rubus), Maesa, Luvunga, and Trema. Forages in parties... read more
Dec–Jun. Nest, built by both sexes, a cup made of coarse grasses, moss and bracken leaves, lined with fine grasses, placed up to 3 m... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. At best, Near-threatened, as hitherto considered, but re-evaluation required, in light of removal of race jerdoni to S. cachinnans. Restricted... read more
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