French: Garrulaxe à sourcils blancs German: Weißwangenhäherling Spanish: Charlatán payaso
interior of Fujian, China
Subspecies and Distribution
G. s. albosuperciliaris
Godwin-Austen, 1874 – S Assam (N Cachar), Nagaland and Manipur, in NE India.
G. s. comis
Deignan, 1952 – N, NE & E Myanmar, NW Thailand, N Laos, NW Vietnam (W Tonkin) and S China (W & C Yunnan).
G. s. oblectans
Deignan, 1952 – SC China (SE Gansu and S Shaanxi S to SW Sichuan and E to W Hubei and N Guizhou).
G. s. sannio
Swinhoe, 1867 – NE Vietnam (E Tonkin), and SE China from E Yunnan and Guizhou (except N) E to NE Jiangxi and Fujian.
22–24 cm; 52–83 g. Rather small, dull brown laughingthrush with dark brown crown and area behind eye contrasting with white supercilium looping in front of eye to... read more
Harsh, shrill, explosive “tcheu” or “tchow” notes, “tcheu…... read more
Scrub and grass, secondary growth, bamboo thickets, open hillsides covered with bracken and wild... read more
Food and feeding
Small molluscs, also grasshoppers and crickets (Orthoptera); also berries, seeds, rice, oats, and other vegetable matter. Found singly or... read more
Mar–Aug; multi-brooded. Nest reportedly a fairly compact, thick-walled cup, made of grass, ferns, roots, bamboo and other leaves,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Current status in NE India uncertain, with no recent information. Moderately common to very numerous in S China, where recorded in 12 (22%) of 54... read more
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