French: Garrulaxe des Nilgiri German: Zimtbrusthäherling Spanish: Charlatán de los Nilgiri
Other common names:
Black-chinned Laughingthrush (when considered conspecific with T. jerdoni)
Nilgiri Hills, India
Nilgiri Hills (W Tamil Nadu and adjacent NE Kerala), in SW India.
20·5 cm. Small laughingthrush, dull bronzy brown above, dull rufous below, with blackish face and throat and bold white supercilium. Adult has crown dark brownish grey... read more
Songs of several types: one a long, rising, crescendoing series of short, worried-sounding, nasal... read more
Broadleaf evergreen and semi-evergreen forest, especially “shola” forest (formations in... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates; also nectar, flowers, fruits and berries, including those of brambles (Rubus) and Rhodomyrtus tomentosa... read more
Season Jan–Jul. Nest a bulky but compact, sometimes externally untidy, usually deep cup, made of roots, dead leaves, leaf skeletons,... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Western Ghats EBA. Population estimated at 2500–9999 individuals and decreasing, within geographical range of 1620 km... read more
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