Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

Sunda Laughingthrush (Garrulax palliatus)


Taxonomy

French: Garrulaxe mantelé German: Schieferhäherling Spanish: Charlatán de la Sonda
Taxonomy:

[Janthocincla] palliata

Bonaparte

, 1850,

Sumatra

.

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.
  • Descriptive notes

    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

    Voice

    Flock “songs” start gently with “yieu, yieu” (sometimes interspersed with “ydidit” or “yirdrrt”),... read more

    Habitat

    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

    Breeding

    Mar–Apr in Sumatra and Dec–Mar in N Borneo (Sabah). Evidence from playback of recorded song suggests group territoriality. Nest... read more

    Movements

    Resident.

    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

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). Sunda Laughingthrush (Garrulax palliatus). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/59604 on 20 November 2017).