Gray-breasted Laughingthrush

The Grey-breasted Laughingthrush also known as the Kerala Laughingthrush is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family endemic to the hills of the Western Ghats south of the Palghat Gap in Southern India. This taxon has been lumped with the grey-breasted race of Trochalopteron cachinnans, which looks similar but is slightly larger and black-chinned. These taxonomic changes were made in 2005 by Pamela C. Rasmussen.

The Gray-breasted Laughingthrush is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

# Gray-breasted Laughingthrush: Endemic of Western Ghats: Saw two on 7/10, and heard others singing # Brown-cheeked Fulvetta: Formerly called Quaker Babbler. Saw one well on 7/10 and again on 7/12. # Rufous Babbler: Endemic of Western Ghats: Saw several times on 7/13. # Dark-fronted Babbler: Saw a pair on 7/13. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Timaliidae
Genus : Garrulax
Species : jerdoni
Authority : Blyth, 1851