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Species of Thailand

Black-throated laughingthrush

Dryonastes chinensis

Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 1786

In Thai: นกกะรางคอดำ, นกซอฮู้

The black-throated laughingthrush (Pterorhinus chinensis) is a species of bird in the family Leiothrichidae. It is found in Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. It occurs as an introduced species in Hong Kong. Based on a combination of strong morphological and genetic evidence, the subspecies on Hainan Island is treated as a distinct species by some authors, Swinhoe's laughingthrush (Garrulax monachus).

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, mostly at submontane to montane elevations.

The black-throated laughingthrush was at one time placed in the genus Garrulax but following the publication of a comprehensive molecular phylogenetic study in 2018, it was moved to the resurrected genus Pterorhinus.

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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Dryonastes chinensis

Common names

  • Thai: นกกะรางคอดำ, นกซอฮู้

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (ONEP)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (BCST)


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Black-throated laughingthrush
Black-throated laughingthrush

Range Map

Distribution map of Black-throated laughingthrush, Dryonastes chinensis in Thailand
  • Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Dryonastes chinensis in Thailand