French: Garrulaxe de David German: Davidhäherling Spanish: Charlatán de David
Other common names:
Pere David's Laughingthrush
Pekin (Beijing), China
Subspecies and Distribution
G. d. davidi
(Swinhoe, 1868) – NC & NS China from NE Qinghai (Qinghai Hu region and Lenglong Ling) E to NE Hebei, extreme SW Liaoning and N Henan (Taihang Shan), N to NE Inner Mongolia.
G. d. concolor
(Stresemann, 1923) – N Sichuan (Songpan region S to Baoxing) and adjacent E Qinghai (Baima region), in SC China.
23–25 cm; 52–69 g. A medium-sized featureless laughingthrush, plain grey-brown with curved yellow bill, grey wingpanel and mostly blackish tail. Nominate race has... read more
Song loud, sweet and warbling, varied and melodious, “wiau wa-wíkwíkwík... read more
Scrub-forest, thickets and low bushes, often along streams, willows and bushes along rivers and on... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including scaly-winged insects, grubs, also fruit and various seeds, including cultivated millet (Pennisetum glaucum);... read more
Apr–Sept; multi-brooded. Nest an untidy, shallow cup, made of dry grass blades and stems, dead leaves, small twigs and roots, lined... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Considered to be relatively uncommon throughout large range.
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