White-crested Laughingthrush

Scientific Name: Garrulax leucolophus

Malay Name: Kekicau-Raya Berjambul Biasa

Chinese Name: 白冠噪鹛

Range: Found in Himalayas and Indochina.

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

Size: 26-31 cm

Identification: 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.


BirdLife International. (2016). Garrulax leucolophus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22734757A95096142.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023