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 “ydidit” or “yirdrrt”),... 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. Restricted-range species: present in Bornean Mountains EBA and Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia EBA. Fairly common. Occurs in Mount Kinabalu National... read more
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