Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Near Threatened

Spotted Crocias (Laniellus albonotatus)


French: Crocias tacheté German: Fleckenwürgerhäherling Spanish: Sibia moteada
Other common names: Javan Crocias

Lanius albonotatus


, 1832,

#R, Java


Species name sometimes listed as guttatus, but current name has priority. Monotypic.


W Java.

Descriptive notes

20 cm. Slender, long-tailed babbler with white streaks on chestnut-brown upperparts, and white underparts with white streaks on chestnut-brown flanks. Lores, forehead,... read more


Two main song types noted, may be given at same time by up to three birds: first type a husky,... read more


Canopy and edge of broadleaf evergreen forest, at 900–2400 m.

Food and feeding

Insects, mostly small beetles (Coleoptera), and some fruit. Usually encountered in small groups, but also associates with bird waves.... read more


Mar and Dec. Clutch reportedly of 2 eggs, pale blue with purple squiggles. No other information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Java and Bali Forests EBA. Moderately common in Gunung Gede-Pangrango... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2020). Spotted Crocias (Laniellus albonotatus). 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 on 24 February 2020).