French: Garrulaxe écaillé German: Blauflügelhäherling Spanish: Charlatán aliazul
Sikkim, Himalayas, India
C Nepal E to Bhutan, all NE Indian hill states, W, N & E Myanmar, S China (W & S Yunnan) and NW Vietnam (W Tonkin). Probably N Laos.
22–25 cm; 70–84 g. Robust, medium-sized, dark-scaled laughingthrush with black crownstripe, whitish eyes, rusty and blue-white wingpanels and rusty-tipped... read more
Song consists of thin, rather high-pitched rising whistles, of two main types. First type (perhaps... read more
Rather dense understorey and undergrowth of more open broadleaf evergreen forest, secondary growth... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, berries and seeds. Usually found in pairs or in small family parties, occasionally singly; in Bhutan, may occur in small flocks of... read more
Apr–Jul. Nest reportedly a bulky, compact or loose cup, made of dry bamboo or other leaves, creepers, tendrils, fine twigs, grasses,... read more
Resident; some dispersal to lower elevations in mid-winter noted in Bhutan.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Scarce and local in Nepal. Frequently recorded in Bhutan in C & E valleys; near Zhemgang, density of 0·6 territories/km of road noted at... read more
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