(syn. Garrulax Ϯ Black Laughingthrush G. lugubris) Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; κιχλη kikhlē  thrush; "MELANOCICHLA.  Garrulax, pt., auct. recent.   Range. Sumatra   1. Melanocichla lugubris  ...  General colour above and below blackish slate-colour; the crown, lores, sides of face, feathers below and round the eye, cheeks, ear-coverts, and throat deeper black, the ear-coverts paling off into blackish slate-colour like the sides of the neck" (Sharpe 1883).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 16 December 2018).