White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus
White-crested Laughingthrush, Kori La Pass, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 -
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Kori La Pass, Mongar, Bhutan
April 2008

The White-crested Laughingthrush is distributed from northern India through the Himalayas to southern China and into Indochina, Thailand and Myanmar. It is found in a variety of habitats from forests to gardens and is more common below 1,600 metres.

White-crested Laughingthrush, Kori La Pass, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image It has a white head, throat and breast with a black mask and chestnut mantle. The crown feathers are often raised to form a crest.

They forage for insects, berries and seeds on or near the ground and are often in groups of up to 40 birds.

There are recordings on xeno-canto and more information is available through Avibase .
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