Chinese Hwamei

Scientific Name: Garrulax canorus

Malay Name: Kekicau-Raya Cina

Chinese Name: 画眉

Range: Found from southeastern China to Vietnam and Laos.

Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: canorus, owstoni.

Size: 21-24 cm

Identification: Medium-sized laughingthrush, brown overall with white eyering and white eyestripe extending behind eye.

Habitat: Woodland, scrub vegetation.

Behaviour/Ecology: Forages on ground. Males have a rich song that can be variable, capable of mimicking sounds.

Local Status: Very rare introduced resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)

Location: Small population remaining on Sentosa.

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BirdLife International. (2018). Garrulax canorus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Accessed on 1 January 2023

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