Rusty Laughingthrush

In the Leiothrichidae family, the rusty laughingthrush (Pterorhinus poecilorhynchus) is a species of bird. In Taiwan it is identified. It formerly included mainland China's buffy laughingthrush as a subspecies.


Rusty Laughingthrush


The Rusty Laughingthrush is dark rufous-brown, the head is finely barred blackish, the abdomen is dark green, the white vent and the wings and tail are rufous. The chin and jaw are black and a blue layer of bare skin covers the brown eye. At the base, the bill is blue and the distal half is gold.


Rusty Laughingthrush


This medium-sized (28 cm) bird is timid, avoiding open spaces and choosing forest edge undergrowth and wide-leaved mountain forest understory. It feeds on bugs, berries and fruits that it finds on or near the ground, and is typically seen in pairs or small groups. It is a rare inhabitant in Taiwan's lower mountains at 600-2100 m.



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