Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Vulnerable

Ashy-headed Laughingthrush (Garrulax cinereifrons)


Taxonomy

French: Garrulaxe à tête cendrée German: Graustirnhäherling Spanish: Charlatán cabecigrís
Taxonomy:

Garrulax cinereifrons

Blyth

, 1851,

Sri Lanka

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

SC & SW Sri Lanka.

Descriptive notes

24–25 cm; 70 g. Rather featureless medium-sized laughingthrush, dull chestnut-brown above and buffy brown below, with dull grey head and pale eye. Lores, crown and neck... read more

Voice

Continuous, rather high-pitched squeaky notes and harsher churring sounds, harsh “chrerrr... read more

Habitat

Shaded understorey of undisturbed broadleaf evergreen forest, bamboo; usually keeps to interior and... read more

Food and feeding

Caterpillars, bugs (Hemiptera), beetles (Coleoptera), grubs, small snails, fruit and seeds. Food delivered to nest mostly insects,... read more

Breeding

Probably mainly Mar–Aug, but male gonadal development recorded in Sept and Nov, and three nests found Nov–Dec, so that all-year... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Sri Lanka EBA. Global population estimated at 2500–9999 individuals (probably at lower end of this range) and... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). Ashy-headed Laughingthrush (Garrulax cinereifrons). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/59603 on 20 November 2017).