French: Garrulaxe à face noire German: Schwarzscheitelhäherling Spanish: Charlatán carinegro
Subspecies and Distribution
T. a. affine
(Blyth, 1843) – W & C Nepal and adjacent S China (S Xizang).
T. a. bethelae
(Rand & R. L. Fleming, 1956) – E Nepal E to Bhutan and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh) and adjacent S China (S & SE Xizang).
T. a. oustaleti
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1909) – N Myanmar and S China (NW Yunnan and adjacent SE Xizang).
T. a. blythii
J. P. Verreaux, 1871 – #RS Gansu S to SW Sichuan (N of Muli region), in SC China.
T. a. muliense
(Rand, 1953) – SW Sichuan (Muli region) S to NW Yunnan (Lijiang Range), in S China.
T. a. saturatum
(Delacour & Jabouille, 1930) – C & SE Yunnan and extreme NW Vietnam (NW Tonkin).
24–26 cm; 52–85 g. Fairly large, dark brownish laughingthrush, scaled above and streaked below pale grey, with blackish-brown head and short rounded white... read more
Song consists of repeated loud, shrill, rather high-pitched, quickish phrases, e.g. “wiee-chiweeoo... read more
High-altitude habitats, including bushy undergrowth in broadleaf evergreen, coniferous and mixed... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera); also berries and fruits, including wild strawberries (Fragaria), crabapples (Malus... read more
Apr–Aug. Nest a large but neat cup, externally made of moss and fine twigs, internally of dry rhododendron leaves, root fibres and a... read more
Resident; post-breeding altitudinal displacements at least in Bhutan, where occurs at lower levels... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in Nepal, including Langtang National Park. Abundant in alpine and temperate zones in Bhutan. Common in India, where present in Buxa Tiger... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!