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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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