Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

White-throated Babbler (Chatarrhaea gularis)


Taxonomy

French: Cratérope à gorge blanche German: Burmaelsterhäherling Spanish: Turdoide gorjiblanco
Taxonomy:

Chatarrhæa gularis

Blyth

, 1855,

Pegu Division, Lower Myanmar

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Dry zone of C & S Myanmar.

Descriptive notes

25–27 cm. Very long-tailed, fairly large Turdoides babbler, dark-streaked above, with white breast and buffy-rufous belly. Forecrown and short narrow... read more

Voice

Flocks utter sibilant low “trrrr trrrr trrrr…” and louder, constantly repeated “chr’r’r’r’r’r’r” or... read more

Habitat

Scrub and bushes in semi-desert, borders of cultivation, thorn hedges, thickets, patches of bamboo... read more

Food and feeding

Insects. Occurs in parties of about seven individuals. Forages on ground, under scrub, also in small trees.

Breeding

All year except Jan–Feb, and mostly Mar–May. Nest a flimsy or more substantial and compact cup (depending on situation), made... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Irrawaddy Plains EBA. Common within small range.

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2017). White-throated Babbler (Chatarrhaea gularis). 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/59547 on 20 November 2017).