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Spot-breasted laughingthrush

Binomial name: Garrulax merulinus, Edward Blyth, 1851

The spot-breasted laughingthrush (Garrulax merulinus) is a species of bird in the Leiothrichidae family. It is found in south-west China, north-east India, Laos, Myanmar, north-west Thailand, and northern Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The orange-breasted laughingthrush (S. annamensis) of south-central Vietnam was formerly regarded as a subspecies of this bird but is now often treated as a separate species.

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Scientific classification

Garrulax merulinus

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Spot-breasted laughingthrush

Spot-breasted laughingthrush


Distribution map of Spot-breasted laughingthrush, Garrulax merulinus in Thailand
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park

Range map of Garrulax merulinus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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