Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

Rufous-crowned Laughingthrush (Garrulax ruficeps)


Taxonomy

French: Garrulaxe à calotte rousse German: Rotkappenhäherling Spanish: Charlatán coronirrufo
Taxonomy:

Garrulax ruficeps

Gould

, 1863,

Taiwan

.

Closely related to and often treated as conspecific with G. albogularis. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Taiwan.

Descriptive notes

27–29 cm. Has crown to nape dull orange-tinged rufous, slightly less intense on nape, where shifting to milky buff-brown, with milky-brown upperwing and tail, outer... read more

Voice

Very similar to that of G. albogularis. Weak twittering contact notes and occasional thin... read more

Habitat

Primary forest of oak, fir and cedar, open secondary growth, scrub, occasionally entering fields;... read more

Food and feeding

No information on diet; presumably invertebrates and some vegetable matter. Typically in pairs or in flocks of 15–20 individuals;... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not assessed. Sparse to fairly common, although habitat relatively restricted. Listed as “Near-threatened” in a national red list.

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). Rufous-crowned Laughingthrush (Garrulax ruficeps). 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/59600 on 25 September 2017).