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Golden-winged Laughingthrush

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Photo © by PauTangMount Ngoc Linh, Kontum province, Vietnam, March 2013
Photo © by PauTang
Mount Ngoc Linh, Kontum province, Vietnam, March 2013
Trochalopteron ngoclinhense


[edit] Identification

27 cm. A medium-sized, dark-grey laughingthrush.

  • Dark grey underparts, hindcollar and mantle
  • Breast faintly scaled
  • Chestnut crown
  • Dark face
  • Broad golden wing fringing

[edit] Distribution

Western highlands of Vietnam (Mount Ngoc Linh)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush by some authors[1].

Also placed in the genus Garrulax.

[edit] Habitat

Understorey and bamboo in primary upper montane broadleaf evergreen forest. Found at 2000m to 2200m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Feeds probably on invertebrates.
So far only seen singly or in pairs, sometimes associating with Red-tailed Laughingthrush.

[edit] Breeding

No information about breeding.

[edit] Movements

Resident species.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. 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

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