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

Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (135)

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

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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