Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

Rufous-vented Laughingthrush (Garrulax gularis)


Taxonomy

French: Garrulaxe à queue rousse German: Roststeißhäherling Spanish: Charlatán culirrufo
Taxonomy:

Ianthocincla gularis

McClelland

, 1840,

Cachar, or possibly Sadiya, Assam, India

.

See remarks under G. delesserti. Birds from Laos described as race auratus, but considered inseparable from those elsewhere in species’ range. Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Bhutan, NE Indian hill states and N Myanmar; also N & C Laos and adjacent N Annam (Vu Quang), in Vietnam.

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Flocks utter harsh rattling churrs interspersed with rather nasal, discordant, high-pitched... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

Apr–Jul. Nest reportedly a bulky, shallow, rather untidy cup, made of tendrils, twigs, creepers and roots, lined with black fern and... read more

Movements

Resident.

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

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2018). Rufous-vented Laughingthrush (Garrulax gularis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/59584 on 21 September 2018).