White-crested Laughingthrush (Garrulax leucolophus) - HBW 12, p. 239
French: Garrulaxe à huppe blanche
Spanish: Charlatán Crestiblanco
Taxonomy: Corvus leucolophus Hardwicke, 1815, mountains above Hardwar, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Often treated as conspecific with G. bicolor. Races form two groups, differing in plumage pattern: W nominate and patkaicus, with olive-brown posterior upperparts and clear-cut breast-line, and E belangeri and diardi, with chestnut upperparts and more extensive, less well-demarcated white underparts. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- leucolophus (Hardwicke, 1815) - S Himachal Pradesh and Nepal E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh except SE) and adjacent S China (SE Xizang).
- patkaicus Reichenow, 1913 - SE Arunachal Pradesh and NE Indian hill states (S of S Brahmaputra), E Bangladesh, Myanmar (except SC, E & SE) and S China (W & SW Yunnan).
- belangeri Lesson, 1831 - SC & S Myanmar (including Tenasserim) and W Thailand.
- diardi (Lesson, 1831) - SE Myanmar, NW, NE & SE Thailand, Indochina and S China (S & SE Yunnan).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 20 videos
drinking and taking a bath Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp belangeri)
Daniêl Jimenez 26 December 2010 4 years ago 30 sec 4.7
A bird foraging under the leaves to find food. Locality Bukit Batok Nature Park, Singapore
Josep del Hoyo 1 November 2009 5 years ago 42 sec 4.7
A group of Laughingthrushes drinking at a small pool. Locality Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Chaiyaphum Province, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 2 February 2012 3 years ago 19 sec 4.6
A bird calling from a branch. Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 7 February 2012 3 years ago 24 sec 4.6
A group of Laughingthrushes foraging around the small pool. Locality Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Chaiyaphum Province, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 2 February 2012 3 years ago 38 sec 4.6
Bird preening and answering other call Locality Nam Nao National Park, Nam Nao District, Phetchabun, Central Thailand, Thailand
Tanakorn Chantasuban 21 May 2012 2 years ago 3 min 46 sec 4.6
PhotosSee all 18 photos
White crested Laughing Thrush
Locality Pangot, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
siddhartha 27 January 2015 41 weeks ago 4.5
Perched in a tree
Locality Chong Yen, Mae Wong National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp belangeri)
John A Thompson 12 January 2013 2 years ago 4.5
Perched on a branch
Locality Ghatgar, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
Cedric Mroczko 28 January 2012 44 weeks ago 4.4
I photographed this endemic bird of Western Himalayas in Sat Tal. They were in a flock and they could be heard from a long dista
Locality Sat Tal, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India (ssp leucolophus)
Subramanya_CK 3 years ago 4.4
A bird which was part of a larger group
Locality West Sikkim District, Sikkim, India
Paul van Giersbergen 11 April 2015 6 weeks ago 4.3
Side view of a perched bird
Locality Sat Tal, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
Chris and Megan Perkins 14 February 2012 8 weeks ago 4