French: Garrulaxe à gorge rousse German: Rostkinnhäherling Spanish: Charlatán golirrufo
Sikkim, Himalayas, India
Subspecies and Distribution
G. r. occidentalis
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1909) – NE Pakistan (Murree Hills) E in Himalayas to W Nepal.
G. r. rufogularis
(Gould, 1835) – C Nepal E to Bhutan and NE India (C Arunachal Pradesh).
G. r. rufitinctus
(Koelz, 1952) – Meghalaya, in NE India.
G. r. rufiberbis
(Koelz, 1954) – NE India (SE Arunachal Pradesh), N & NE Myanmar and S China (W Yunnan)#R.
G. r. assamensis
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1909) – NE Indian hill states S of R Brahmaputra (except Meghalaya), and NW Myanmar.
G. r. intensior
Delacour & Jabouille, 1930 – NW Vietnam (W Tonkin).
23–25·5 cm; 58–73 g. Fairly large, dark-faced laughingthrush, olive-brown with black scales above, greyish-white with black spots below, with rufous chin... read more
Song a repeated loud, measured, clear, slightly husky “whi-whi-whu-whi” or “whi-whi-whi-whi”, with... read more
Rather dense undergrowth in broadleaf evergreen forest (including oak and rhododendron forest),... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including wasps (Hymenoptera), also berries and seeds. Found in pairs or in small (family) parties. Forages mostly on ground and... read more
Apr–Sept in India and Bhutan; multi-brooded. Nest reportedly a fairly deep cup, made of creeper tendrils (these seem to be important... read more
Resident. In Bhutan, all records below 1000 m are during winter, suggesting some altitudinal... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Presumed extinct in Pakistan; no records since 19th century (1873). Local and frequent in Nepal. In Bhutan status somewhat difficult to assess, as... read more
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