Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

Rusty Laughingthrush (Garrulax poecilorhynchus)


Taxonomy

French: Garrulaxe à tête rayée German: Rosthäherling Spanish: Charlatán rojizo de Formosa
Taxonomy:

Garrulax poecilorhyncha

Gould

, 1863,

Taiwan

.

See comments under G. caerulatus. Until recently, present species normally lumped with G. berthemyi. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Taiwan.

Descriptive notes

27–29 cm. Crown and upperparts are ochraceous rufous-brown, slightly brighter on crown, which has very narrow black barring; upperwing tinged chestnut, with paler,... read more

Voice

Song a slow, melodic whistling, “úwhieer whí’uh whí’uh… úwhieer whí’uh whí’uh…” (“úwhieer” quite... read more

Habitat

Broadleaf evergreen or deciduous forest, mixed broadleaf deciduous and coniferous forest, bamboo in... read more

Food and feeding

Insects, seeds, grit and wood fragments found in stomachs. Forages in small groups of up to six individuals, in undergrowth and lower tree... read more

Breeding

May–Jun; probably double-brooded. Nest a bulky cup, shallow or deep, made of bamboo or other leaves, bamboo shoot husks, stalks,... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not assessed. Scarce to fairly common within rather narrow elevational belt and very small global range.

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). Rusty Laughingthrush (Garrulax poecilorhynchus). 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/59581 on 26 September 2017).