French: Garrulaxe à queue rouge German: Rotschwanzhäherling Spanish: Charlatán colirrojo
western Fujian, China.
Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. m. sharpei
Rippon, 1901 – N & E Myanmar, NW Thailand, N & C Laos, NW Vietnam, and S China (W, S & SE Yunnan, W Guangxi).
T. m. sinianum
Stresemann, 1930 – SE China (SE Sichuan, N Guizhou, C & NE Guangxi, S Hunan, N Guangdong).
T. m. milnei
David, 1874 – NW Fujian, in SE China; perhaps extinct#R#R.
T. m. vitryi
(Delacour, 1932) – S Laos (Bolovens Plateau). Possibly this race in C highlands of Vietnam (C Annam) and adjacent SE Laos.
26–28 cm; 66–93 g. Medium-sized dull ochrous-grey laughingthrush with bright rufous-chestnut crown, blackish face, whitish ear-coverts and crimson wings and tail... read more
Sings with clear loud whistled phrases, e.g. “uuu-weeoo”, “eeoo-wee” or... read more
Understorey of broadleaf evergreen forest (including dry degraded tracts), dense secondary growth,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), also small centipedes (Chilopoda); also berries and fruits of Saurauja (Theaceae).... read more
Apr–Jun. Nest, constructed by both adults, a tidy cup made of bamboo leaves and grasses, lined with roots, placed up to 1 m above... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Nominate race apparently rather uncommon and restricted in range; intensive search in 2015 using infrared-triggered cameras failed to... read more
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