White-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax albogularis
White-throated Laughingthrush, Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

Mongar, Bhutan
April 2008

The White-throated Laughingthrush is distributed from north-east Pakistan along the Himalayas to central and southern China. It is found in several types of forest and in more open areas of scrub. It is usually above 1,200 metres up to about 3,800 metres.

White-throated Laughingthrush, Kori La Pass, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image It has a white throat and breast, a rufous-orange belly and a broad white tip to the tail. Otherwise it is a dull brown.

It feeds mainly on insects but also on berries and seeds. Photo 3 shows a bird with a large seed or nut in its bill which it was trying to smash open on a stone in photo 4 somewhat in the manner of a Nutcracker.
White-throated Laughingthrush, Kori La Pass, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image There is more information on Avibase.
White-throated Laughingthrush, Kori La Pass, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image
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