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 19 videos
A flock attracted to a plastic bag in hand, even hopping to as close as 1 meter. Locality Bukit Batok Nature Park, Singapore (ssp diardi)
Ng Wen Qing 7 May 2014 1 hour ago ADDED TODAY! 39 sec 5
drinking and taking a bath Locality Kaeng Krachan National Park, Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp belangeri)
Daniêl Jimenez 26 December 2010 3 years ago 30 sec 4.6
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 2 years ago 19 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 51 weeks ago 3 min 46 sec 4.6
A bird calling from a branch. Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 7 February 2012 2 years ago 24 sec 4.5
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 2 years ago 38 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 11 photos
Perched in a tree
Locality Chong Yen, Mae Wong National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp belangeri)
John A Thompson 12 January 2013 1 year ago 4.3
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 1 year ago 4
a bird found in all seasons in himalaya.
Locality Thal, Pithoragarh District, Uttarakhand, India (ssp leucolophus)
ajay kanyal 27 September 2011 1 year ago 3.9
White-crested Laughingthrush in aviary
Locality Missouri, USA (United States)
DanCowell 26 weeks ago 3.8
Adult bird on a branch.
Locality Paultons Park, Ower, Hampshire, England, Great Britain (ssp diardi)
Tomasz Doroń 14 May 2011 1 year ago 3.8
A bird perched.
Locality Bukit Batok Nature Park, Singapore
Josep del Hoyo 1 November 2009 3 years ago 3.7