Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)


Collared Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron yersini)


French: Garrulaxe de Yersin German: Halsbandhäherling Spanish: Charlatán de Yersin

Trochalopteron yersini

Robinson and Kloss

, 1919,

Langbian Peaks, southern Annam, Vietnam




Da Lat Plateau in S Annam, Vietnam.

Descriptive notes

26–28 cm. Strikingly patterned medium-sized laughingthrush with black hood, silvery-grey ear-coverts, bright rufous underparts and hindcollar, and golden-olive wing... read more


Song a loud, quite high-pitched, rising whistle repeated every 3–5 seconds, typically “... read more


Understorey (usually rather dense) of primary broadleaf evergreen forest, thick regrowth in logged-... read more

Food and feeding

No information on diet. Found in pairs or in small parties of up to eight individuals; relatively retiring. Forages low down in dense... read more


Juveniles in Apr and Jun, suggesting breeding probably mainly Mar–May. No other information.



Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Da Lat Plateau EBA. Locally common in suitable habitat within its altitudinal range. Population estimated at 2500–9999... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2020). Collared Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron yersini). 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 20 February 2020).