Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush

Garulax pectoralis

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Sylviid Warblers (Sylviidae)

Code 4

GNLA

Code 6

GARPEC

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush is a medium sized babbler that occurs in the understory of moist tropical forests from the Himalayan region of India and Nepal east to southern China and south to Vietnam. It has also been introduced to the Hawaiian island of Kauai. It roams through the forest in small flocks that forage for snails and other small creatures on and near the ground. This species is fairly common over a large part of its range and has been given a conservation rating of Least Concern by the IUCN.

SUMMARY

Overview

Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush: This medium-sized songbird has a brown crown, back, wings, rump and tail, a rufous nape and flanks, white throat, belly, vent and eyebrow, and blue-gray cheeks with black streaks. It has a black eye ring, malar, sides of neck and thin breast band. Sexes are similar. It has a weak flight with rapid wing beats and short glides. Feeds mostly on insects and fruits.


Range and Habitat

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Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush SONGS AND CALLS

Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush I1

Whistled long and short calls.

Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush E1

Call is a clear, repeated "chee-tit".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"kleer-eer"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of laughingthrush are collectively known as a "peal", "howl", "roar" and "titter" of laughingthrush.
  • It is also known as the Black-gorgeted Laughingthrush.
  • Laughingthrushes are named after their loud, rollicking vocalizations and thrush-like shape.
  • The Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush was first described in 1836 by English Ornithologist John Gould.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP HAWAII

About this Hawaii Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Hawaiian island.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Artist

Chris Vest

HELP ME IDENTIFY A BIRD

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BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
Eye ringX
The circle around the eye formed of feathers that are a different color from the rest of the face.
EyebrowX
Also called the supercilicum or superciliary it is the arch of feathers over each eye.
NapeX
Also called the hindneck or collar, it is the back of the neck where the head joins the body.
RumpX
The area between the uppertail coverts and the back of the bird.
VentX
Birds do not have two separate cavities for excrement and reproduction like humans do. In birds, there is one single entrance/exit that suits both functions called the vent, cloaca or anus.
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