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Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush

Trochalopteron erythrocephalum

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Beautifully patterned but shy laughingthrush of the central Himalayas. Note black neck spots and golden wing and tail panels. Western “Chestnut-crowned” birds have soft orange crowns, while eastern “Black-eared” individuals have dark faces and gray-streaked crowns. Forages in small groups in the dense undergrowth of hill and mountain forests; sometimes gathers in larger numbers in the winter. Song consists of inflected squeaky whistles. Calls include churring, rattling, and slurred squeaking.

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