Spot-breasted laughingthrush

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Spot-breasted laughingthrush
Spot-breasted Laughingthrush - Thailand S4E9232 (19483012432).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Leiothrichidae
Genus: Garrulax
Species: G. merulinus
Binomial name
Garrulax merulinus
(Blyth, 1851)

The spot-breasted laughingthrush (Garrulax merulinus) is a species of bird in the family Leiothrichidae. It is found in Yunnan, Northeast India, Laos, Myanmar, north-west Thailand, and northern Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The orange-breasted laughingthrush (S. annamensis) of south-central Vietnam was formerly regarded as a subspecies of this bird but is now often treated as a separate species.


  • Robson, Craig (2002) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-east Asia, New Holland, London.