Leiothrichidae – Laughingthrushes

Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus) by Ian

Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Garrulax mitratus) by Ian

And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. (Genesis 21:6 KJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Leiothrichidae – Laughingthrushes

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Species (135)

Striated Laughingthrush (Grammatoptila striata)
Himalayan Cutia (Cutia nipalensis)
Vietnamese Cutia (Cutia legalleni)
Grey-crowned Crocias (Laniellus langbianis)
Spotted Crocias (Laniellus albonotatus)
Brown-capped Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron austeni)
Scaly Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron subunicolor)
Streaked Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron lineatum)
Striped Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron virgatum)
Blue-winged Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron squamatum)
Variegated Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron variegatum)
Black-faced Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron affine)
Elliot’s Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron elliotii)
Brown-cheeked Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron henrici)
White-whiskered Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron morrisonianum)
Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron erythrocephalum)
Collared Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron yersini)
Red-tailed Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron milnei)
Red-winged Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron formosum)
Bhutan Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron imbricatum)
Assam Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron chrysopterum)
Silver-eared Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron melanostigma)
Golden-winged Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron ngoclinhense)
Malayan Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron peninsulae)
Bar-throated Minla (Actinodura strigula)
Spectacled Barwing (Actinodura ramsayi)
Rusty-fronted Barwing (Actinodura egertoni)
Blue-winged Minla (Actinodura cyanouroptera)
Hoary-throated Barwing (Actinodura nipalensis)
Black-crowned Barwing (Actinodura sodangorum)
Streaked Barwing (Actinodura souliei)
Streak-throated Barwing (Actinodura waldeni)
Taiwan Barwing (Actinodura morrisoniana)
Nilgiri Laughingthrush (Montecincla cachinnans)
Banasura Laughingthrush (Montecincla jerdoni)
Palani Laughingthrush (Montecincla fairbanki)
Ashambu Laughingthrush (Montecincla meridionalis)
Red-tailed Minla (Minla ignotincta)
Rufous-backed Sibia (Leioptila annectens)
Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea)
Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris)
Red-faced Liocichla (Liocichla phoenicea)
Steere’s Liocichla (Liocichla steerii)
Scarlet-faced Liocichla (Liocichla ripponi)
Emei Shan Liocichla (Liocichla omeiensis)
Bugun Liocichla (Liocichla bugunorum)
Black-headed Sibia (Heterophasia desgodinsi)
Grey Sibia (Heterophasia gracilis)
Beautiful Sibia (Heterophasia pulchella)
Rufous Sibia (Heterophasia capistrata)
White-eared Sibia (Heterophasia auricularis)
Long-tailed Sibia (Heterophasia picaoides)
Dark-backed Sibia (Heterophasia melanoleuca)
Large Grey Babbler (Argya malcolmi)
Ashy-headed Laughingthrush (Argya cinereifrons)
Arabian Babbler (Argya squamiceps)
Fulvous Babbler (Argya fulva)
White-throated Babbler (Argya gularis)
Striated Babbler (Argya earlei)
Iraq Babbler (Argya altirostris)
Common Babbler (Argya caudata)
Afghan Babbler (Argya huttoni)
Rufous Chatterer (Argya rubiginosa)
Scaly Chatterer (Argya aylmeri)
Yellow-billed Babbler (Argya affinis)
Jungle Babbler (Argya striata)
Orange-billed Babbler (Argya rufescens)
Slender-billed Babbler (Argya longirostris)
Rufous Babbler (Argya subrufa)
Brown Babbler (Turdoides plebejus)
Bare-cheeked Babbler (Turdoides gymnogenys)
Arrow-marked Babbler (Turdoides jardineii)
Scaly Babbler (Turdoides squamulata)
White-rumped Babbler (Turdoides leucopygia)
White-headed Babbler (Turdoides leucocephala)
Blackcap Babbler (Turdoides reinwardtii)
Dusky Babbler (Turdoides tenebrosa)
Southern Pied Babbler (Turdoides bicolor)
Northern Pied Babbler (Turdoides hypoleuca)
Black-lored Babbler (Turdoides sharpei)
Black-faced Babbler (Turdoides melanops)
Hartlaub’s Babbler (Turdoides hartlaubii)
Hinde’s Babbler (Turdoides hindei)
Spiny Babbler (Turdoides nipalensis)
White-throated Mountain Babbler (Turdoides gilberti)
Red-collared Babbler (Turdoides rufocinctus)
Chapin’s Babbler (Turdoides chapini)
Capuchin Babbler (Turdoides atripennis)
Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush (Garrulax monileger)
Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush (Garrulax rufifrons)
White-crested Laughingthrush (Garrulax leucolophus)
Black-hooded Laughingthrush (Garrulax milleti)
Sumatran Laughingthrush (Garrulax bicolor)
White-necked Laughingthrush (Garrulax strepitans)
Cambodian Laughingthrush (Garrulax ferrarius)
Grey Laughingthrush (Garrulax maesi)
Rufous-cheeked Laughingthrush (Garrulax castanotis)
Sunda Laughingthrush (Garrulax palliatus)
Chinese Hwamei (Garrulax canorus)
Taiwan Hwamei (Garrulax taewanus)
Spot-breasted Laughingthrush (Garrulax merulinus)
Orange-breasted Laughingthrush (Garrulax annamensis)
Black Laughingthrush (Garrulax lugubris)
Bare-headed Laughingthrush (Garrulax calvus)
Spotted Laughingthrush (Ianthocincla ocellata)
Giant Laughingthrush (Ianthocincla maxima)
Barred Laughingthrush (Ianthocincla lunulata)
White-speckled Laughingthrush (Ianthocincla bieti)
Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush (Ianthocincla sukatschewi)
Moustached Laughingthrush (Ianthocincla cineracea)
Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush (Ianthocincla rufogularis)
Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush (Ianthocincla konkakinhensis)
Rufous-necked Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus ruficollis)
Chestnut-backed Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus nuchalis)
Black-throated Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus chinensis)
Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus mitratus)
Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus treacheri)
White-cheeked Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus vassali)
Yellow-throated Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus galbanus)
Blue-crowned Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus courtoisi)
Rufous-vented Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus gularis)
Wayanad Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus delesserti)
White-throated Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus albogularis)
Rufous-crowned Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus ruficeps)
Plain Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus davidi)
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus pectoralis)
Rusty Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus poecilorhynchus)
Grey-sided Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus caerulatus)
Buffy Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus berthemyi)
Chinese Babax (Pterorhinus lanceolatus)
Mount Victoria Babax (Pterorhinus woodi)
Giant Babax (Pterorhinus waddelli)
Tibetan Babax (Pterorhinus koslowi)
White-browed Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus sannio)
Masked Laughingthrush (Pterorhinus perspicillatus)


Red-tailed Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron milnei) by Lee

Red-tailed Laughingthrush (Trochalopteron milnei) by Lee


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Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush by Wondersf

Black-crowned Barwing (Actinodura sodangorum) by IBirdCollection

The Laughingthrushes are the genus Garrulax of the large Old World babbler family of passerine birds. They occur in tropical Asia, with the greatest number of species occurring in the Himalaya and southern China.
These are rangy, medium-sized, floppy-tailed landbirds with soft fluffy plumage. These birds have strong legs and are quite terrestrial. This group is not strongly migratory, and most species have short rounded wings, and a weak flight.

A few, like the Streaked Laughingthrush occur in fairly open habitats, but most are jungle species, difficult to observe in the dense vegetation they prefer.

Like other babblers, these are noisy birds, and the characteristic laughing calls are often the best indication that these birds are present. As with other babbler species, they frequently occur in groups of up to a dozen, and the rainforest species like the Ashy-headed Laughingthrush often occur in the mixed feeding flocks typical of tropical Asian jungle. (Wikipedia)

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