Babblers (Timaliidae)

White-throated Laughingthrush (Garrulax albogularis) - HBW 12, p. 241

French: Garrulaxe à gorge blanche German: Weißkehlhäherling Spanish: Charlatán Gorjiblanco
Other common names: Collared Laughingthrush

Taxonomy: Ianthocincla albogularis Gould, 1836, Nepal.
Closely related to and often treated as conspecific with G. ruficeps. Birds from NW Himalayas described as race whistleri, those from SW Sichuan (SC China) as laetus and those in rest of China as eous; distinguishing characters (including mensural differences), however, extremely weak, and naming of geographical races considered unwarranted. Treated as monotypic.

Distribution: NE Pakistan (Murree Hills, at least formerly) E to E Uttaranchal Pradesh, Nepal, Bhutan and NE India (C Arunachal Pradesh), adjacent S & SE Xizang, SC & S China (W, S & extreme NE Yunnan E through C & NE Sichuan to S Gansu, S Shaanxi and W Hubei; reportedly also in Xining region of E Qinghai, in NC China) and extreme NW Vietnam (W Tonkin).