French: Garrulaxe barré German: Borstenhäherling Spanish: Charlatán barrado
Simla–Almora district, north-west Himalayas, India
Subspecies and Distribution
T. l. schachdarense
(Stepanyan, 1998) – SE Tajikistan.
T. l. bilkevitchi
Zarudny, 1910 – SW Tajikistan and adjacent SE Uzbekistan, NE & SE Afghanistan and W Pakistan.
T. l. gilgit
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1909) – N Pakistan (Chitral E to Hunza, Skardu and Astor, N of Burzil Pass) and adjacent N part of E Afghanistan (Nuristan).
T. l. lineatum
(Vigors, 1831) – NE Pakistan (S of R Indus) E to N India (Uttarakhand).
T. l. setafer
(Hodgson, 1836) – Nepal E to Sikkim and N West Bengal (India), and adjacent S China (S Xizang).
18–20 cm; 35–46 g. Small laughingthrush, streaky-brown and grey with dull rufous ear-coverts. Nominate race has crown, neck side and mantle streaked dull rufous-... read more
Apparent songs of 2–3 types. First (perhaps from male) a very thin, high-pitched whistle... read more
Bushes and scrub, including brambles (Rubus), the witch-hazel Parrotiopsis... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), small flies (Diptera), and ants (Formicidae); also spiders (Araneae), and berries... read more
Mar–Oct; multi-brooded. Nest reportedly an outwardly loose, untidy, thick-walled, deep cup (sometimes rather massive), made of coarse... read more
Resident; some minor altitudinal movements associated with hard winter weather.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally the commonest and most conspicuous laughingthrush in W Himalayas. Widespread and common in Pakistan, including in Palas Valley, in North-... read more
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