Babblers (Timaliidae)

Black-throated Laughingthrush (Dryonastes chinensis) - HBW 12, p. 232

French: Garrulaxe à joues blanches German: Weißohrhäherling Spanish: Charlatán Golinegro

Taxonomy: Lanius (chinensis) Scopoli, 1786, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
Genus traditionally subsumed in Garrulax, but differs in some small details of morphology. May form a superspecies with D. nuchalis, and has been considered conspecific. Population in S part of E Thailand apparently not yet assigned to race. Form “lugens” (from Indochina) is a dark morph of nominate race. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • lochmius ( Deignan, 1941) - S China (SW Yunnan), EC & E Myanmar (S to extreme N Tenasserim), NW & NE Thailand and NW Laos.
  • propinquus Salvadori, 1913 - S Myanmar (Tenasserim) and W Thailand.
  • chinensis ( Scopoli, 1786) - SE China (SE Yunnan E to Guangxi and C Guangdong), NE, C & S Laos and Vietnam (S to C Annam).

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  • lochmius ( Deignan, 1941) - S China (SW Yunnan), EC & E Myanmar (S to extreme N Tenasserim), NW & NE Thailand and NW Laos.
  • propinquus Salvadori, 1913 - S Myanmar (Tenasserim) and W Thailand.
  • chinensis ( Scopoli, 1786) - SE China (SE Yunnan E to Guangxi and C Guangdong), NE, C & S Laos and Vietnam (S to C Annam).
  • monachus ( Swinhoe, 1870) - Hainan I.
  • germaini Oustalet, 1890 - S Vietnam (S Annam, Cochinchina) and adjacent E Cambodia.