A bird perched on a bush.

A bird perched on a bush.
Species: Plain Laughingthrush   Garrulax davidi
Subspecies: davidi
Author: John and Jemi Holmes
Added to IBC: 1 Oct 2012 - 00:19
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Altitude (m): 
2422 meters


Published in HBW Volume 12 on page 88.
Original HBW caption:
The Plain Laughingthrush inhabits scrub, thickets, and moor-like terrain at medium altitudes of 1600–3300 m in Asian mountains. As its name suggests, it is unremittingly non-descript. In this regard it is similar to its only congener in the genus Pterorhinus, the White-browed Laughingthrush (P. sannio), which also has a global range centred on China. These two forms are united by their distinctive vocalizations and dull plumage, but differ in bill morphology.


John and Jemi Holmes, IBC1008541. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1008541.

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John and Jemi Holmes, IBC1008541. Photo of Plain Laughingthrush Garrulax davidi at Xining, China (Northern). Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1008541.

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