French: Garrulaxe à huppe blanche German: Weißhaubenhäherling Spanish: Charlatán crestiblanco
mountains above Hardwar, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Subspecies and Distribution
G. l. leucolophus
(Hardwicke, 1816) – #RWestern White-crested Laughingthrush – S Himachal Pradesh and Nepal E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh except SE) and adjacent S China (SE Xizang).
G. l. patkaicus
Reichenow, 1913 – SE Arunachal Pradesh and NE Indian hill states (S of R Brahmaputra), E Bangladesh, Myanmar (except SC, E & SE) and S China (W & SW Yunnan).
G. l. belangeri
Lesson, 1831 – SC & S Myanmar (including Tenasserim) and W Thailand.
G. l. diardi
(Lesson, 1831) – Eastern White-crested Laughingthrush – SE Myanmar, NW, NE & SE Thailand, Indochina and S China (S & SE Yunnan).
26–31 cm; 108–131 g. Large chestnut-and-brown laughingthrush with white hood, crest and breast and broad black mask; long erectile crown feathers frequently... read more
Very vociferous. Varied sounds from different flock-members combine to produce sudden, very loud... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest and mixed deciduous forest, disturbed, secondary and regenerating forest... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, including beetles (of families Buprestidae, Elateridae, Rutelidae, Passalidae and Cerambycidae), and spiders (Araneae),... read more
Feb–Sept throughout main range; multi-brooded. Co-operative breeder. Nest reportedly a large, shallow, rough cup, made of coarse... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common. Common and widespread in Nepal. In Bhutan abundant in the Sunkosh, C & E valleys, and in foothills, and present in Thrumshingla... read more
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