French: Grammatoptile strié German: Streifenbülbülhäherling Spanish: Charlatán estriado
Garrulus [sic] striatus
Naini Tal, Kumaon, Uttar Pradesh, India
Subspecies and Distribution
G. s. striata
(Vigors, 1831) – Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, in N India.
G. s. vibex
(Ripley, 1950) – W & EC Nepal.
G. s. sikkimensis
Ticehurst, 1924 – E Nepal E to EC Bhutan.
G. s. brahmaputra
(Hachisuka, 1953) – E Bhutan, NE India (Arunachal Pradesh), and adjacent S China (SE Xizang) and N Myanmar.
G. s. cranbrooki
Kinnear, 1932 – N & NE Myanmar and adjacent S China (NW Yunnan).
29·5–34 cm; 123–148 g. Large, bulky laughingthrush, brown with thin white streaks, bushy crest and stout bill. Nominate race has crown chestnut, with... read more
Song a repeated loud, vibrant, rolling “prrrit-you, prrit-pri-prii’u”; described also as “whit,... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, secondary forest, scrub-jungle, thickets, bamboo and wooded patches... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera); berries and seeds, including bramble (Rubus lineatus), aromatic wintergreens (... read more
Apr–Aug. Nest a broad, usually shallow, strongly made cup, of coarse grasses, twigs, creeper stems, rootlets, dead leaves, green moss... read more
Resident; alleged altitudinal movements in winter near Dehra Dun (N India) require substantiation.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in Nepal. Abundant and widespread in Bhutan, where density of 5 territories/km of road recorded at 1600–1900 m, and present in... read more
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