French: Garrulaxe mitré German: Spiegelhäherling Spanish: Charlatán mitrado
Other common names: Spectacled Laughingthrush
S. Müller, 1836,
Until recently treated as conspecific with G. treacheri. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. m. major
(Robinson & Kloss, 1919) – extreme S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
G. m. mitratus
(S. Müller, 1836) – Sumatra.
22–24 cm. Medium-sized dull grey laughingthrush with yellow bill and legs, white eyering, chestnut on head and vent and bold white wing flash. Nominate race has lores,... read more
Song fairly subdued but clear and quite shrill, phrases consisting of 3–5 notes, “wi,... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, forest edge, disturbed and secondary forests and adjoining cultivation... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including cassidid and tenebrionid beetles, cockroaches (Blattodea), grasshoppers and crickets (Orthoptera), earwigs (Dermaptera... read more
Mar–May in Peninsular Malaysia and Feb–Mar in Sumatra. Nest in one instance a shallow but solid cup of roots and fibres, placed... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Formerly common in Peninsular Malaysia, where present in Cameron Highlands, Bukit Fraser and Taman Negara... read more
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