Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

Wynaad Laughingthrush (Garrulax delesserti)


Taxonomy

French: Garrulaxe de Delessert German: Rostflankenhäherling Spanish: Charlatán de Delessert
Taxonomy:

C[rateropus]. Delesserti

Jerdon

, 1839,

Kotagiri, Nilgiri Hills, India

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In the past commonly considered conspecific with G. gularis. Monotypic.

Distribution:

SW India from Goa and NW Karnataka (Belgaum) S to Kerala and W Tamil Nadu.

Descriptive notes

23–26 cm; 78 g. Crown and rear superciliary area to mantle are dark slaty grey, scapulars, back, upperwing-coverts and tertials dull chestnut-brown, shading to rich... read more

Voice

Songs include loud, strident, musical, falling, “tsééúrp (repeated irregularly in chorus with other... read more

Habitat

Broadleaf evergreen and semi-evergreen forest (including Strobilanthes), thorny cane-... read more

Food and feeding

Mostly insects, also berries and seeds. Found in flocks of 6–15 and sometimes up to 40–50 individuals. Forages mostly on ground... read more

Breeding

Dec–Sept. Probably co-operative breeder. Nest described as smallish cup and as rather bulky, almost semi-domed cup, made of grass,... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Western Ghats EBA. Uncommon to common throughout range; present in Mudumalai National Park, in Tamil Nadu. In... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). Wynaad Laughingthrush (Garrulax delesserti). 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/59585 on 24 October 2017).