White-crested laughingthrush

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White-crested laughingthrush
White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus 07.01.2014 Aritar Lake, East Sikkim, India.jpg
White-crested laughingthrush from Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary, East Sikkim district, Sikkim, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Leiothrichidae
Genus: Garrulax
Species: G. leucolophus
Binomial name
Garrulax leucolophus
(Hardwicke, 1815)

The white-crested laughingthrush (Garrulax leucolophus) is a member of the family Leiothrichidae.[2] It is found in forest and scrub from the Himalayan foothills to Indochina. It formerly included the Sumatran laughingthrush as a subspecies, but unlike that species the plumage of the white-crested laughingthrush is rufescent-brown and white, and the black mask is relatively broad.



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