(syn. Garrulax Ϯ Spot-breasted Laughingthrush G. merulinus) Gr. στακτος staktos trickling < σταζω stazō to drip; κιχλη kikhlē thrush; "STACTOCICHLA. Garrulax auct. recent. Range. 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).