French: Garrulaxe de Taiwan German: Taiwanhäherling Spanish: Charlatán de Formosa
Formerly treated as conspecific with G. canorus. Monotypic.
21–24 cm. Crown is cold ochre-tinged buff with dark brown streaks, shading on mantle to buffish-grey with soft-edged irregular streaking; rest of upperparts greyish-... read more
Songs rich and varied, quite high-pitched, resemble those of G. canorus but less complex,... read more
Secondary vegetation, upper undergrowth and lower tree strata in foothill and submontane Ficus-... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and seeds found in stomachs. Forages singly, in pairs or in small parties, on ground.
Mar–Aug. Nest a rough cup of leaves (including Miscanthus and bamboo), twigs, roots and coarse grasses, rather loosely bound... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened Currently considered Near Threatened. Fairly common to common. Formerly abundant, but has suffered from extensive habitat clearance in lower parts of... read more
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