Trochalopteron milnei sinianum
English : Red-tailed laughingthrush
French : Garrulaxe à queue rouge
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Leiothrichidae
Notes : 3 other subspecies known
The species grows to 28 cm in length for a weight of 93 g. Dark grey breast, back and belly. Rufous orange top of head and nape, ear coverts silvery-white, red tail and wings. Subspecies with blacker throat, dark breast and paler crown.
Range and habitat
Subspecies endemic to South-east China. Species found from eastern Myanmar to Laos and central Vietnam, to most of south and southeast China. Lives in broadleaf evergreen forest with thick undergrowth, secondary growth.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species seems to be generally scarce but present in many protected areas within its range. Nominate subspecies could be extinct.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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