Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

Black-hooded Laughingthrush (Garrulax milleti)


French: Garrulaxe de Millet German: Kapuzenhäherling Spanish: Charlatán de Millet
Other common names: Vietnam Laughingthrush

Garrulax milleti

Robinson and Kloss

, 1919,

Da Lat, Annam, Vietnam


Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • G. m. sweeti J. C. Eames, 2002 – SE Laos and C Vietnam (C Annam).
  • G. m. milleti Robinson & Kloss, 1919 – S Annam, in S Vietnam.
  • Descriptive notes

    28–30 cm. Large black, grey and white laughingthrush. Nominate race has head to nape, ear-coverts and breast glossy blackish, feathers of forehead and above eye pointed... read more


    Very loud outbursts of extended rapid cackling laughter, incorporating prolonged, rapid rattling... read more


    Broadleaf evergreen forest, at 800–1650 m.

    Food and feeding

    No information on diet. Found in flocks of 3–10 individuals, sometimes in association with other species, particularly other... read more


    Season May–Jun. No other information.



    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Previously considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Da Lat Plateau EBA and Kontum Plateau Secondary Area (... read more

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2020). Black-hooded Laughingthrush (Garrulax milleti). 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 on 21 February 2020).