Striated Laughingthrush Grammatoptila striata
(aka Garrulax striatus)
Striated Laughingthrush, Shemgang, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

March / April 2008

The Striated Laughingthrush is distributed from north-west India eastwards along the Himalayas to southern China. It is found in a variety of forest and woodland habitats mainly between 1,000 and 3,000 metres.

Striated Laughingthrush, Mo Chu River, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image It has a bushy crest and prominent white streaks on the head and body.

It eats insects, berries, seeds, flowers and leaves as can be seen in photo 3.
Striated Laughingthrush, Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image There are recordings on xeno-canto and there is additional information via Avibase.
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