Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

Striped Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron virgatum)


Taxonomy

French: Garrulaxe flammé German: Weißschafthäherling Spanish: Charlatán rayado
Taxonomy:

Trochalopteron virgatum

Godwin-Austen

, 1874,

Razami, Naga Hills, Nagaland, India

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

S Assam (N Cachar), Nagaland, NE Arunachal Pradesh#R, Manipur and Mizoram, in NE India, and adjacent W Myanmar.

Descriptive notes

23 cm. Fairly small, slim laughingthrush, brown with narrow whitish streaks above, with chestnut wings, buffy-white and rufous face, chestnut throat and whitish-streaked... read more

Voice

Song of two types, territorial in function, often given antiphonally by pairs. First type (probably... read more

Habitat

Thick scrub, fern and grass cover near broadleaf evergreen forest, secondary growth, forest edge,... read more

Food and feeding

Mainly insects. Generally found singly or in pairs; not so gregarious as some laughingthrushes. Skulking.

Breeding

Apr–Jul. Nest reportedly a deep, rather neat, stoutly built cup, made of tendrils, creeper stems, dead bamboo and other leaves,... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Eastern Himalayas EBA. In India, locally not uncommon in Assam and common resident in Nagaland in 1990s,... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). Striped Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron virgatum). 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/59621 on 24 October 2017).