Black-faced Laughingthrush Trochalopteron affine
(aka Garrulax affinis)
Drugyel Dzong, Paro, Bhutan
The Black-faced Laughingthrush is distributed at high altitudes between 2,300 and 4,600 metres from Nepal eastwards in the Himalayas and into central and southern China. It is found in the undergrowth of various types of forest and woodland or in shrubby habitat above the tree-line.
|It has a blackish-brown face
with a white moustachial stripe and, in some races including
G. a. bethelae seen here, a white patch behind the ear.
The mantle has a scaled effect on brown while the wings are
golden-olive with grey-blue edging. The tail is a dull
golden-olive at the base moving to a grey at the tip.
It forages near or on the ground for insects, fruit, berries and seeds and is normally seen in small groups.
There are recordings on xeno-canto and there is additional information via Avibase .
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