Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)


Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush (Garrulax konkakinhensis)


French: Garrulaxe du Kon Ka Kinh German: Kastanienohrhäherling Spanish: Charlatán orejicastaño

Garrulax konkakinhensis

J. C. Eames and C. Eames

, 2001,

Mount Kon Ka Kinh (14°19’ N, 108°24’ E), Gia Lai Province, Vietnam




C highlands of Vietnam, and recently recorded in SE Laos (Xe Xap National Biodiversity Area)#R.

Descriptive notes

24 cm. Forehead, crown and nape are grey with broad black tips, becoming mostly black on hindcrown and nape; mantle and upperwing-coverts olive-buff, becoming warmer on... read more


Song a sweet Turdus-like rambling series of fairly well-spaced and stressed notes, and... read more


Broadleaf forest (including the bamboos Arundinaria and Schizostachyum), forest... read more

Food and feeding

Presumably invertebrates and some vegetable matter. Occurs singly, in pairs or in small (perhaps family) groups. Forages in understorey.... read more


Mar–Apr. No other information.



Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. The species occurs in three protected areas: Dong Ampham National Biodiversity Conservation Area, in Laos, and Ngoc Linh and Kon Ka Kinh Nature Reserves, in... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2020). Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush (Garrulax konkakinhensis). 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).