(syn. Garrulax Ϯ Spot-breasted Laughingthrush G. merulinus) Gr. στακτος staktos  trickling  < σταζω stazō  to drip; κιχλη kikhlē  thrush; "STACTOCICHLA.  Garrulax auct. recentRange. Hill-ranges of North-eastern Bengal.   1. Stactocichla merulina.  ... throat, fore neck, and chest yellowish buff, broadly streaked with central triangular spots of black  ...  The amount of spotting on the throat varies greatly in this species" (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 12 December 2018).