Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Near Threatened

Tibetan Babax (Garrulax koslowi)


Taxonomy

French: Babaxe de Koslov German: Koslowhäherling Spanish: Babax de Koslov
Taxonomy:

Kaznakowia koslowi

Bianchi

, 1905,

Bar Chu and Dzer Chu, tributaries of the Mekong near Chamdo, northern sector of south-east Xizang, China

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Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • G. k. koslowi (Bianchi, 1905) – SC China (SE Qinghai, E Xizang).
  • G. k. yuquensis (Li Dehao & Wang Zuxiang, 1979) – southern sector of SE Xizang.
  • Descriptive notes

    27·5–30 cm; 100–125 g. Dull rufous-streaked babax, in size between B. lanceolatus and B. waddelli, with greyish throat. Nominate race has... read more

    Voice

    Call (perhaps in alarm) a dry scolding rattle.

    Habitat

    Juniper forest and scrub, including bush cinquefoil (Potentilla arbuscula) and hispid... read more

    Food and feeding

    No information on diet. Has been observed in pairs or small parties, feeding on ground and among low vegetation. Typically rather wary.... read more

    Breeding

    No information.

    Movements

    Resident.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Eastern Tibet EBA. Very little-known species, occurring in an inaccessible... read more

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). Tibetan Babax (Garrulax koslowi). 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/59611 on 24 November 2017).