Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

White-whiskered Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron morrisonianum)


Taxonomy

French: Garrulaxe du Morrison German: Weißbarthäherling Spanish: Charlatán de Morrison
Taxonomy:

Trochalopterum morrisonianum

Ogilvie-Grant

, 1906,

Mount Morrison, Taiwan

.

Has been considered conspecific with T. affine or T. henrici, but basis for such treatments weak. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Taiwan.

Descriptive notes

25–28 cm; mean 75 g. Fairly large laughingthrush, dark rufous-brown and grey with olive-gold wingpanel, white submoustachial stripe, and vague whitish scaling on... read more

Voice

Song a rich clear whistle, “wit-chí’wi” or “wip chí’rri... read more

Habitat

Undergrowth and lower tree stratum in coniferous forest, mixed broadleaf deciduous and coniferous... read more

Food and feeding

Primarily insects, berries, seeds and flower petals. Consumes more invertebrates and flower petals and takes larger food items (1–6... read more

Breeding

Mar–Aug. Monogamous. Nest a cup made of grass blades, stems and roots, lined with rootlets, decorated with a few small leaves, placed... read more

Movements

Resident. Minor altitudinal movements recorded.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Taiwan EBA. Fairly common within elevational range; commoner, or more visible, in coniferous zones. In Yushan... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). White-whiskered Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron morrisonianum). 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/59638 on 23 October 2017).