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LAUGHINGTHRUSH and Allies

Order Passeriformes    Family Leiothrichidae

The laughingthrushes are a family of mostly Old World passerine birds. These are birds of tropical areas, with the greatest variety in Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. The entire family was previously included in the Timaliidae, the Old World babblers. Some birds in Leiothrichidaeare are called babbler's.

They are small to medium sized birds. They have strong legs, and many are quite terrestrial. They typically have generalised bills, similar to those of a thrush. Most have predominantly brown plumage, with minimal difference between the sexes, but many more brightly coloured species also exist. They are vocally noisy birds.

The Leiothrichidae are divided in this presention as follows
Babbler: babax, babbler, chatterer
Fulvetta : cutia, fulvetta
Laughingthrush: babax, hwamei, laughingthrush
Other : barwing, leiothrix, liocichla, mesia, minia, sibia


OTHER Leiothrichidae

This section includes barwing, leiothrix, liocichla, mesia, minia, sibia.

Genus Actinodura
The Barwings are so name because the have numerous bars on their wings.

Barwing, Black-crowned Actinodura sodangorum  Found:
Image by: 1, 2) trananhtuan_78


Barwing, Hoary-throated   Actinodura nipalensis  Found: northen parts of Indian subcontinent
Image by: 1) Francesco Veronesi


Barwing, Rusty-fronted   Actinodura egertoni  Found: Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal
Image by: 1) John Gould  2) Dibyendu Ash  3) Pkspks


Barwing, Spectacled  Actinodura ramsayi  Found: Asia
Image by JJ Harrison in Chiang Mai Thailand  2) Jason Thompson


Barwing, Streak-throated   Actinodura waldeni  Found: China, India, Myanmar
Image by: 1) Joseph Smit  2) Helmut Mueller


Barwing, Streaked   Actinodura souliei  Found: China, Vietnam
Image by: 1) Dong Lei


Barwing, Taiwan  Actinodura morrisoniana  Found: China, Taiwan
Image by:  1, 2, 3) Hiyashi Haka  4) Robert tdc 



Genus Crocias - 1 species

Crocias, Gray-crowned   Crocias langbianis Found: Vietnam
Image by: 1) abcdefgewing 


Crocias, Spotted  Crocias albonotatus  Found: Java of Indonesia
Image by:   1) Nicolas Le Jeune  2) Ralph Jordan



Genus Heterophasia

Sibia, Beautiful  Heterophasia pulchella  Found: China, India, Myanmar
Image by: 1) Yathin S Krishnappa  2) gkrishna63


Sibia, Black-headed Heterophasia desgodinsi Found: China, Laos, Vietnam
Image by: 1, 2) Marcel Holyoak - China


Sibia, Dark-backed  also  Black-backed Sibia  Heterophasia melanoleuca  Found: China, Myanmar, Thailand
Image by: 1, 2) JJ Harrison in Chiang Mai, Thailand


Sibia, Gray   Heterophasia gracilis   Found: China, India, Myanmar
Image by: 1) Thet Zaw Naing


Sibia, Long-tailed  Heterophasia picaoides  Found: Asia
Image by: 1) Francesco Veronesi  2) Kevin LIn - Malaysia


Sibia, Rufous  Heterophasia capistrata  Found:  Asia
Image by: 1, 2, 3, 4) DIck Daniels in the mountains of Nepal 
Identified by Charlie Westerinen


Sibia, White-eared  Heterophasia auricularis  Found: China and Taiwan
Image by: 1, 2) Hiyashi Haka  3) Andy Li



Genus Leiothrix

Leiothrix, Red-billed also Peking Robin Leiothrix lutea  Found: Asia, Hawaii (introduced)
Image by: 1, 2) Sandy Cole - the North Carolina Zoo   3, 4) Dick Daniels - the North Carolina Zoo  5) Dick - National Aviary   6) Pat and Keith Taylor - Pu'u O'o Trail off Saddle Road, Hawaii


Mesia, Silver-eared  Leiothrix argentauris  Found: Asia
Image by: 1) Marc Haisenko - Munich's Tierpark (Zoo) Hellabrunn  2) JJ Harrison - NakhonSawan,Thailand



Genus Liocichla

Liocichla, Gray-faced  also Omei Shan Liocichla  Liocichla omeiensis  Found: Sichuan, China
The Gray-faced Liocichla has mainly olive-gray plumage; gray face with some red; white eye-ring.;
Image by: 1) Kevin Hughes  2) Esbelme


Liocichla, Red-faced  Liocichla phoenicea  Found: Asia
Image by: 1, 2) JJ Harrison in Chiang Mai, Thailand


Liocichla, Scarlet-faced  Liocichla ripponi  Found: southern China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Image by: 1) Michael Gillman - Thailand


Liocichla, Steere's  Liocichla steerii  Endemic to Taiwan
Image by:  1) Hiyashi Haka   2) Charles Lam  3) John and Fish



Genus Minla

Minla, Blue-winged also Blue-winged Siva  Minla cyanouroptera  Found: Asia
Image by: Dr Caesar


Minla, Chestnut-tailed  also Bar-throated Minla  Minla strigula  Found: Asia
Image by: JJ Harrison in Chiang Mai. Thailand


Minla, Red-tailed  Minla ignotincta  Found: India, southeast Asia
Image by: 1) Sp Herp  2) Francesco Veronesi












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