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(Garrulax chinensis) 黑喉噪鹛
Size: 30 cm
Location: Mae Wong National Park (Thailand)
A dark, medium-sized laughingthrush: Black forehead, lores and upper submoustachial area, extending as eyestripe beyond eye. Uneven, narrow white flecks on forehead. Slate-grey crown and upper nape. Mid-grey mantle and dark brown upperparts, upperwing and tail. White ear-coverts. Black chin, throat and upper breast. Darkish grey underparts, germaini and monachus with brown underparts and much browner upperparts. Sexes similar. Juveniles are duller and more olive-toned overall.
Broadleaf evergreen forest and mixed forest, also secondary growth, scrub and grass. Recorded up to 1525m. Feeds on insects. Takes sometimes some plant material and seeds. Usually seen in pairs or small groups, often together with other laughingthrushes. Skulking and difficult to see, foreaging in trees, bushes and lower storey. Breeding season March to August. The nest is a loose cupe made of rattan, bamboo, other leaves and rootes. It's placed in a thick bush or bamboo near the ground, sometimes up to 2m. Lays 3 -5 eggs. Resident species.
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