Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

White-necked Laughingthrush (Garrulax strepitans)


Taxonomy

French: Garrulaxe bruyant German: Weißhalshäherling Spanish: Charlatán cuelliblanco
Taxonomy:

Garrulax strepitans

Blyth

, 1855,

“the mountainous interior of the Tenasserim provinces”, Myanmar

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Often treated as conspecific with G. ferrarius, but that species is now known to be closer to G. milleti. Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Myanmar (including N Tenasserim), N & NW Thailand, adjacent NW Laos and S China (S Yunnan).

Descriptive notes

28·5–31·5 cm; 121–142 g. Large dark laughingthrush with rich olive-brown crown, dull dark rufous ear-coverts, blackish-brown face and breast and greyish-white... read more

Voice

Flocks emit sudden, very loud outbursts of cackling laughter, typically combining rapid chattering... read more

Habitat

Broadleaf evergreen forest, at 500–1800 m.

Food and feeding

Few data on diet; presumably largely invertebrates, but pair seen to feed on nectar 9–12 m above ground at top of silk-cotton (... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Generally fairly common in SE Asian range. Present in Doi Chiang Dao and Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries and Kaeng Krachan National Park, in... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). White-necked Laughingthrush (Garrulax strepitans). 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/59594 on 26 September 2017).