French: Garrulaxe à queue rousse German: Roststeißhäherling Spanish: Charlatán culirrufo
Cachar, or possibly Sadiya, Assam, India
SE Bhutan, NE Indian hill states and N Myanmar; also N & C Laos and adjacent N Annam (Vu Quang), in Vietnam.
23–25·5 cm. Medium-sized longish-billed skulking laughingthrush, grey on crown and flanks, rusty brown on upperparts and thighs, with black mask and... read more
Flocks utter harsh rattling churrs interspersed with rather nasal, discordant, high-pitched... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, secondary growth, scrub, sometimes bamboo; 90–1220 m in NE India... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly insects, also berries and seeds. Found in quite vocal flocks of 6–15 and sometimes up to 40–50 individuals; sometimes... read more
Apr–Jul. Nest reportedly a bulky, shallow, rather untidy cup, made of tendrils, twigs, creepers and roots, lined with black fern and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare in E Bhutan (at W edge of species’ range). Status in India poorly understood, but locally not uncommon in Assam and fairly common in... read more
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