French: Garrulaxe à front roux German: Rotstirnhäherling Spanish: Charlatán frentirrufo
Other common names: Javan Laughingthrush
Mount Salak, west Java.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. r. rufifrons
Lesson, 1831 – W Java.
G. r. slamatensis
Siebers, 1929 – Mt Slamet, in C Java.
27 cm. Fairly large, featureless laughingthrush, greyish-brown with dull chestnut forehead and lores. Nominate race has forehead, lores and area above and below eye dull... read more
Calls include subdued but harsh “kheh” or “queck” notes, quickly repeated, stressed “hii” and “tii... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, at 900–2500 m.
Food and feeding
Berries and insects; insects mostly beetles (Coleoptera, of many families), also mantids, caterpillars, etc. Forages typically in noisy... read more
May–Jun and Sept in W Java. Nest reportedly a solid cup, placed in horizontal branch fork not far above ground. Clutch 2–3 eggs... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Java and Bali Forests EBA. Known from 14 localities in W Java (nominate) and one in C Java (subspecies ... read more
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