French: Garrulaxe cendré German: Grauflügelhäherling Spanish: Charlatán ceniciento occidental
Other common names:
no locality = Thobal Valley, Manipur, India
Subspecies and Distribution
G. c. cineraceus
(Godwin-Austen, 1874) – NE India (Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram) and W Myanmar (Chin Hills).
G. c. strenuus
Deignan, 1957 – NE Myanmar and S China (N & W Yunnan).
21–24 cm; 43–55 g. Sandy-brown laughingthrush with black crown, moustache and tail tips and greyish-white head side. Nominate race has black on crown to nape... read more
Song not certainly documented. Calls include brash, rather high-pitched, quickly repeated upslurred... read more
Thickets and brambles at edges of broadleaf evergreen forest and mixed broadleaf-coniferous... read more
Food and feeding
Small beetles (Coleoptera) and other insects, also seeds, berries and small fruits. Keeps in pairs in breeding season; otherwise in small... read more
Mar–Oct. Nest reportedly a compact but often flimsy cup, made of moss, leaves, rootlets, grasses and fine twigs, lined with rootlets... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Status uncertain in India, with few recent records suggesting scarcity. Uncommon in Myanmar. Fairly common across large range in China, including at... read more
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