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Category:Garrulax - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Garrulax


This genus contains Laughingthrushes from Asia. These are medium-sized, thrush-like babblers with soft fluffy plumage. They are usually terrestrial. Like other babblers they have short rounded wings. The highest diversity is found in the Himalayas and Southern China.


Garrulax is a genus in the family Leiothrichidae.
It was formerly included in the family Timaliidae.
New research showed that this genus is highly polyphyletic and should be split into different genera and re-arranged within the Timaliidae. Already accepted are the genera Trochalopteron, Ianthocincla and Pterorhinus.
Other proposed new genera would be Dryonastes, Melanocichla, Rhinocichla, Grammatoptila, Stactocichla, Leucodioptron, and Strophocincla. 1,3.

Genus Garrulax viewedit
G. merulinus Spot-breasted Laughingthrush
G. annamensis Orange-breasted Laughingthrush
G. canorus Chinese Hwamei
G. taewanus Taiwan Hwamei
G. monileger Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush
G. rufifrons Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush
G. palliatus Sunda Laughingthrush
G. leucolophus White-crested Laughingthrush
G. bicolor Sumatran Laughingthrush
G. milleti Black-hooded Laughingthrush
G. streptipans White-necked Laughingthrush
G. ferrarius Cambodian Laughingthrush
G. maesi Grey Laughingthrush
G. castanotis Rufous-cheeked Laughingthrush


  1. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
  2. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  3. Cibois, A. 2003. Mitochondrial DNA phylogeny of babblers (Timaliidae). In The Auk, January 2003. Downloaded from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3793/is_200301/ai_n9225604 on 4/8/2008

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