French: Garrulaxe mantelé German: Schieferhäherling Spanish: Charlatán de la Sonda
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. p. palliatus
(Bonaparte, 1850) – mountains of Sumatra.
G. p. schistochlamys
Sharpe, 1888 – mountains of N & NC Borneo. Also claimed from Gunung Palung National Park (SW Borneo)#R.
24–25 cm. Dull slate-grey medium-sized laughingthrush with black face and dull chestnut back and wings. Nominate race has crown to mantle dull slate-grey, lower mantle... read more
Flock “songs” start gently with “yieu, yieu” (sometimes interspersed with... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, sometimes secondary growth but with preference for primary forest; at... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), mantids; also seeds and other vegetable matter, including... read more
Mar–Apr in Sumatra and Dec–Mar in N Borneo (Sabah). Evidence from playback of recorded song suggests group territoriality. Nest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Bornean Mountains EBA and Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia EBA. Fairly... read more
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