French: Garrulaxe élégant German: Prachthäherling Spanish: Charlatán alirrojo
J. P. Verreaux
“le Thibet oriental” = western Sichuan, China
Subspecies and Distribution
T. f. formosum
J. P. Verreaux, 1869 – N & C Sichuan and extreme NE Yunnan, and NW Guizhou, in SC & S China.
T. f. greenwayi
(Delacour & Jabouille, 1930) – S China (SE Yunnan, SW Guangxi) and N Vietnam (W Tonkin).
27–28 cm; 83–106 g. Fairly large, dull rufous-brown laughingthrush with silvery grey and black on head and crimson fringing on wings and uppertail; crown feathers... read more
Song consists of repeated loud, rather thin, clear whistled phrases, “chu-weewu” or slightly rising... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, secondary growth and scrub near forest, including prickly oak (... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet; presumably invertebrates and some vegetable matter. Usually forages in pairs or small parties, on or close to... read more
Jun–Jul. Young fed by both sexes. No other information.
Resident. Irregular, minor, local altitudinal movements, particularly during heavy snowfall,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Formerly considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central Sichuan Mountains EBA and Fan Si Pan and Northern Laos Secondary... read more
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