Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Near Threatened

Cambodian Laughingthrush (Garrulax ferrarius)


French: Garrulaxe du Cambodge German: Kardamomhäherling Spanish: Charlatán de Camboya
Other common names: Cardamom Laughingthrush

Garrulax ferrarius


, 1930,

Khao Kuap [12°25’ N 102°50’ E], near Thailand–Cambodia border


See comments under G. strepitans. Monotypic.


SW Cambodia.

Descriptive notes

28–30 cm. Crown, including rear superciliary area to nape, is dull ochre-tinged chocolate-brown, mantle slaty mid-grey, this colour extending as collar down to lower... read more


Utters rapid cackling laughter, very similar to that delivered by G. milleti.


Inhabits broadleaf evergreen forest, occurring from 800 m up to at least 1250 m in Cardamom Mts. read more

Food and feeding

No information available on diet. Found in flocks of up to ten individuals, sometimes in association with other species in bird waves.... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Status under review. Scarce to uncommon in very limited range.

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2020). Cambodian Laughingthrush (Garrulax ferrarius). 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 26 February 2020).