White-cheeked Laughingthrush Pterorhinus vassali

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A garrulous, sociable bird, often found in large flocks, both single-species and mixed. Warm brown with a gray crown, a broad black mask, and a luminously white cheek spot, and long white-tipped tail. Less extensive dark throat, smaller cheek patch, and lack of white forehead patch eliminate similar Black-throated Laughingthrush. Gives loud rasping calls as it moves through the undergrowth. Found in mid- to high-elevation forests.

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