Chinese Hwamei (Leucodioptron canorum) - HBW 12, p. 248
French: Garrulaxe hoamy
Spanish: Charlatán Canoro
Other common names: Melodious Laughingthrush, Chinese Thrush, Spectacled Jay-thrush
Taxonomy: Turdus  Canorus Linnaeus, 1758, Amoy, Fujian, China.
Genus previously subsumed into Garrulax. Formerly treated as conspecific with L. taewanum, but differs significantly in plumage, morphometrics and genetics, and to some degree in voice. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- canorum ( Linnaeus, 1758) - SE China from S Gansu, S Shaanxi, Hubei, SE Henan and S Jiangsu S to Yunnan (except NW), Guangxi and Guangdong, also E Laos and Vietnam (S to NC Annam).
- owstoni ( Rothschild, 1903) - Hainan I.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
bird singing in a bush, location Emei Shan Locality Sichuan, China (Northern)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 25 May 2013 43 weeks ago 55 sec 4
A bird singing in a bush Locality Victoria Peak, Hong Kong (ssp canorum)
Josep del Hoyo 2 May 2002 10 years ago 35 sec 3.7
mainly hidden in undergrowth Locality Changqing National Nature Reserve, Qinling Mountains, Shaanxi, China (Northern) (ssp canorum)
Martin Kennewell 3 June 2013 36 weeks ago 24 sec 3.3
singing from deep cover Locality Changqing National Nature Reserve, Qinling Mountains, Shaanxi, China (Northern) (ssp canorum)
Martin Kennewell 3 June 2013 36 weeks ago 33 sec 3.3
A bird singing and flicking its wings in a bush Locality Victoria Peak, Hong Kong (ssp canorum)
Josep del Hoyo 2 May 2002 10 years ago 15 sec 3.1
A perched bird, preening Locality Hong Kong Zoo, Hong Kong
Josep del Hoyo 27 April 2002 7 years ago 12 sec 3
Perching on a branch
Locality Hong Kong Park, Hong Kong
Terence S K LAI 6 June 2011 1 year ago 4.3
A bird perched
Locality Kauai, Hawaiian Islands
Aleix Comas 23 July 2009 4 years ago 3
a shot taken from below a tree
Locality Beijing Botanic Gardens, Beijing, China (Northern)
Wei Yichao 30 March 2013 43 weeks ago 2.6