French: Garrulaxe de Fairbank German: Flötenhäherling Spanish: Charlatán de Palani
Other common names:
Kerala Laughingthrush (when combined with T. meridionale)
Palni Hills, southern India
S Western Ghats from Palghat Gap S to Achankovil Gap, in SE Kerala and SW Tamil Nadu, SW India.
20·5 cm. Small laughingthrush, dull olive-brown above with white supercilium, grey-streaked whitish breast and rufous-chestnut lower underparts. Adult has crown dark... read more
Song consists of short, mellow, clear, slurred notes, starting with 1–2 steeply ascending,... read more
Thickets lining streams through tea and cardamom plantations, scrub and secondary forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, berries and fruit, including brambles (Rubus), Maesa, Luvunga and Trema. Forages in parties of... read more
Season Dec–Jun. Nest, built by both sexes, a cup made of coarse grasses, moss and bracken leaves, lined with fine grasses, placed up... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Western Ghats EBA. Although this species’ range is small, its... read more
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