French: Garrulaxe à plastron German: Brustbandhäherling Spanish: Charlatán acollarado grande
Subspecies and Distribution
G. p. pectoralis
(Gould, 1836) – C Nepal E to Bhutan, all NE Indian states, E Bangladesh, N, C & W Myanmar and S China (W Yunnan).
G. p. subfusus
Kinnear, 1924 – SE Myanmar (including N Tenasserim) and NW & W Thailand.
G. p. robini
Delacour, 1927 – extreme E Myanmar, S China (S Yunnan), N & C Laos and N Vietnam (Tonkin, N Annam).
G. p. picticollis
Swinhoe, 1872 – EC, E & SE China (E Gansu and C & S Shaanxi E to N Hubei, S Jiangsu and NE Zhejiang, S to C Guizhou, Guangxi and Guangdong).
G. p. semitorquatus
Ogilvie-Grant, 1900 – Hainan.
26·5–34·5 cm; 105–170 g. Very like G. monileger, but larger, eye dark, necklace often bolder, dark primary coverts. Nominate race has crown... read more
Apparent song types include repeated, clear, ringing, slightly descending and diminishing sequence... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest and mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest, secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly insects; also some fruits. In Hong Kong study, of ten faecal samples Aug–May, seven contained insects, and all contained fruit... read more
Feb–Aug; multi-brooded. Nest a large, broad, bulky, rather shallow cup or saucer, made of dead bamboo or other leaves, roots, moss,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Local and uncommon in Nepal, becoming more frequent farther E. Occasionally recorded resident in foothills and C & E valleys in Bhutan, and... read more
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