(aka Garrulax erythrocephalus )
Drugyel Dzong, Paro, Bhutan
The Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush is distributed from northern India and Nepal through the Himalayas to southern China. It is found in dense undergrowth and scrub bordering forest mainly at altitudes from 1,100 to 3,500 metres.
|The race G. e.
nigrimentum occurring from eastern Nepal through Bhutan to
southern China does not have the chestnut crown that its English
name suggests and which occurs in the other races. However, the
forehead and nape have chestnut while the rest of the crown is
grey with black streaks.
The ear-coverts are black streaked with white and the mantle and breast are scaled with black. The wings and the sides of the tail are olive-yellow
|There are recordings on xeno-canto and there is access to more information on Avibase.|
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