Babblers (Timaliidae)

Black-faced Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron affine) - HBW 12, p. 259

French: Garrulaxe à face noire German: Schwarzscheitelhäherling Spanish: Charlatán Carinegro

Taxonomy: G[arrulax]. affinis Blyth, 1843, central Nepal.
Genus traditionally subsumed in Garrulax. May form a superspecies with T. morrisonianum. Has been considered conspecific with latter, but basis for such treatment poor. Six subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • affine ( Blyth, 1843) - W & C Nepal and adjacent S China (S Xizang).
  • bethelae ( Rand & Fleming, 1956) - E Nepal E to Bhutan and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh) and adjacent S China (S & SE Xizang).
  • oustaleti ( E. J. O. Hartert, 1909) - N Myanmar and S China (NW Yunnan and adjacent SE Xizang).

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  • affine ( Blyth, 1843) - W & C Nepal and adjacent S China (S Xizang).
  • bethelae ( Rand & Fleming, 1956) - E Nepal E to Bhutan and NE India (Arunachal Pradesh) and adjacent S China (S & SE Xizang).
  • oustaleti ( E. J. O. Hartert, 1909) - N Myanmar and S China (NW Yunnan and adjacent SE Xizang).
  • blythii J. Verreaux, 1870 - S Gansu S to SW Sichuan (N of Muli region), in SC China.
  • muliense ( Rand, 1953) - SW Sichuan (Muli Region) S to NW Yunnan (Lijiang Range), in S China.
  • saturatum ( Delacour & Jabouille, 1930) - C & SE Yunnan and extreme NW Vietnam (NW Tonkin).