French: Garrulaxe à lunules German: Wellenhäherling Spanish: Charlatán lunado
J. P. Verreaux
#R, “les montagnes du Thibet chinois” = western Sichuan, China
Subspecies and Distribution
G. l. lunulatus
(J. P. Verreaux, 1871) – S Gansu, S Shaanxi, WC, N & NE Sichuan, NE Chongqing and W Hubei, in EC China.
G. l. liangshanensis
Li Guiyuan#R et al., 1979 – SC Sichuan, in SC China.
24–25 cm; 82 g. Medium-sized, soft-coloured laughingthrush, barred black and buff above, scaled white below, with tail tipped black and white. Nominate race has crown... read more
Song a loud, clear and rather fluty “chu-whí’u-wu-whu’u”, repeated... read more
More open broadleaf and mixed broadleaf-coniferous forests, secondary forest, bamboo thickets, at... read more
Food and feeding
Presumably invertebrates and some vegetable matter; moths (Lepidoptera) reported. Rather quiet and unobtrusive, feeding mostly on ground. read more
Jun. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Formerly considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central Sichuan Mountains EBA. Relatively uncommon.
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