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Black-throated laughingthrush

Garrulax chinensis

Photo by Darren Whifflepeg (Flickr)

Common name:
black-throated laughingthrush (en); zaragateiro-de-garganta-preta (pt); garrulaxe à joues blanches (fr); charlatán golinegro (es); weißohrhäherling (de)

Order Passeriformes
Family Timaliidae

This species is found in southern China, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, northern Thailand and into parts of Cambodia.

These birds are 25 cm long and weigh 90-130 g.

The black-throated laughingthrush is found in tropical and sub-tropical moist forests, and also in wet grasslands and moist scrublands.

They feed on insects, crustaceans and various seeds.

These birds nest in a cup made of mosses, dead leaves, and other plant materials. The female lays 2-4 glossy blue eggs, which are incubated for 14 days. The chicks fledge 13-16 days after hatching.

IUCN status – LC (Least Concern)
This species has a very large breeding range and is described as fairly common. The population is suspected to be declining due to ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation, but the black-throated laughing thrush is not considered threatened at present.

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