White-crested Laughingthrush

Scientific Name: Garrulax leucolophus
Malay Name: Kekicau-Raya Berjambul Biasa
Chinese Name: 白冠噪鹛

Found in Himalayas and Indochina.

Polytypic. Subspecies are: leucolophus, patkaicus, belangeri, diardi.

Size: 26-31 cm

Large laughingthrush with white head and breast, black mask and brown body. 

Habitat: Woodland, secondary forest.

Behaviour/Ecology: Gregarious, largely forages on ground, often noisy when in groups.

Local Status: Common introduced resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Bukit Batok Nature Park, Kent Ridge Park, Hindhede Nature Park.


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

BirdLife International. (2016). Garrulax leucolophus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021