Chinese Hwamei

Scientific Name: Garrulax canorus
Malay Name: Kekicau-Raya Cina
Chinese Name: 画眉

Found from southeastern China to Vietnam and Laos.

Polytypic. Subspecies are: canorus, owstoni.

Size: 21-24 cm

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: Rare introduced resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)

Location: Small population remaining on Sentosa.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

BirdLife International. (2018). Garrulax canorus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Downloaded on 2 September 2021