French: Garrulaxe cendré German: Grauflügelhäherling Spanish: Charlatán ceniciento occidental
Other common names:
no locality = Thobal Valley, Manipur, India
Subspecies and Distribution
G. c. cineraceus
(Godwin-Austen, 1874) – NE India (Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram) and W Myanmar (Chin Hills).
G. c. strenuus
Deignan, 1957 – NE Myanmar and S China (N & W Yunnan).
21–24 cm; 43–55 g. Sandy-brown laughingthrush with black crown, moustache and tail tips, and greyish-white headside. Nominate race has black on crown to nape... read more
Song not certainly documented. Calls include brash, rather high-pitched, quickly repeated upslurred... read more
Thickets and brambles at edges of broadleaf evergreen forest and mixed broadleaf-coniferous forest... read more
Food and feeding
Small beetles (Coleoptera) and other insects, also seeds, berries and small fruits. Keeps in pairs in breeding season; otherwise in small... read more
Season Mar–Oct. Nest reportedly a compact but often flimsy cup, made of moss, leaves, rootlets, grasses and fine twigs, lined with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Status uncertain in India, where few recent records, suggesting scarcity. Uncommon in Myanmar. Fairly common in Yunnan (S China).... read more
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