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White-crested Laughingthrush

White-crowned Parrot
White-cheeked Turaco

About the White-crested Laughingthrush

Also known as: White-crested Laughing Thrush, Sumatran Laughingthrush
The White-crested Laughingthrush is a pretty and striking songbird native to parts of Asia. They are found in mountain forest habitat from Indochina to the Himalayan foothills. They have mousey brown bodies highlighted by a rufous back that contrasts with their white chest and head, topped by a conspicuoius full crest. They have a wide black eyemask that extends back from the black bill.

White-crested Laughingthrushes are known for being extremely social. They are non-migratory and live with extended family groups year-round.

White-crested Laughingthrushes are common in their range and the population is not considered to be threatened. They feed on insects, fruits, and seeds.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 19 January 2017
Scientific Name Garrulax leucolophus
  • Passeriformes
  • Leiothrichidae
  • Garrulax
  • G. leucolophus
Birdorable Family Thrushes & Mimids
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 18 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
6 to 8 inches
4 to 4.23 ounces
Range Central Asia East Asia Asia

International Names

  • 白冠噪鹛 (Chinese)
  • sojkovec chocholatý (Czech)
  • Hvidtoppet Skadedrossel (Danish)
  • Witkuiflijstergaai (Dutch)
  • valkotöyhtötimali (Finnish)
  • Garrulaxe à huppe blanche (French)
  • Weißhaubenhäherling (German)
  • Garrulo sghignazzante crestabianca (Italian)
  • ハクオウチョウ [hakuouchou] (Japanese)
  • Hvithodelattertrost (Norwegian)
  • sójkowiec bialoczuby (Polish)
  • Zaragateiro-de-crista-branca (Portuguese)
  • Белохохлая тимелия (Russian)
  • Charlatán Crestiblanco (Spanish)
  • vittofsad fnittertrast (Swedish)