Bhutan Laughingthrush Trochalopteron imbricata
(aka Bhutanese Laughingthrush Garrulax imbricata)
Bhutanese Laughingthrush, Pele La Pass, Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

March / April 2008

The Bhutan Laughingthrush is a recent split from Streaked Laughingthrush T. lineatum according to some authorities while others continue to consider it a sub-species.

Bhutanese Laughingthrush, Kori La Pass, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image The Bhutan Laughingthrush is distributed in Bhutan, north-east India and adjacent south China. It is found in scrub and long grass in more open areas in and on the edge of forest and woodland. Altitudinally it is normally at between 1,400 and 2,400 metres.

Compared to Streaked Laughingthrush it has a brown crown and lacks rufous ear-coverts and the rufous wing panel. Underparts are more noticeably streaked while the tail is longer with reduced white tips.
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