French: Garrulaxe à flancs gris German: Grauflankenhäherling Spanish: Charlatán flanquigrís
Subspecies and Distribution
G. c. caerulatus
(Hodgson, 1836) – C Nepal E to Bhutan and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh except SE).
G. c. subcaerulatus
A. O. Hume, 1878 – Meghalaya and adjacent S Assam, in NE India.
G. c. livingstoni
Ripley, 1952 – SE Arunachal Pradesh S to N Manipur (NE India) and adjacent NW Myanmar.
G. c. latifrons
(Rothschild, 1926) – extreme NE Myanmar and adjacent S China (NW Yunnan).
G. c. kaurensis
(Rippon, 1901) – E Myanmar and adjacent W Yunnan.
27–29 cm; 79–99 g. Fairly large laughingthrush, rich brown above and whitish below, with grey flanks and black face. Nominate race has crown to upperwing chestnut... read more
Sings with clear, loud, high, spaced whistled phrases, “wii’u..wii’u..wiii-uu.whitwitwit witwitwit... read more
Dense undergrowth, including bamboo thickets in broadleaf evergreen forest, scrub, sometimes... read more
Food and feeding
Berries, seeds and other vegetable matter; presumably also invertebrates. Found outside breeding season in parties of 3–15 or more... read more
Apr–Jul. Nest reportedly a large, compact, rather shallow to deep cup, made of bamboo leaves, broad grass leaves, coarse grasses,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in C & E Nepal. Frequent in Bhutan, but patchy or at relatively low densities, e.g. 1 pair over 4·5 km of road at 1600–1900... read more
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