Montecincla fairbanki Blanford, 1869 - Palani Laughingthrush

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Grey-breasted Laughingthrush, White-breasted Laughingthrush, and Kerala Laughingthrush.
 
This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

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Montecincla fairbanki - Palani Laughingthrush



This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands, plantations and secondary forests. It breeds during December-June. It mainly forages on insects and fruits (BirdLife International 2016).


Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

 


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current popualtion size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to livestock grazing and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2016).
 

 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala3111
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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BirdLife International 2016. Trochalopteron fairbanki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T103874452A95109792. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103874452A95109792.en. Accessed on 16 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Montecincla fairbanki Blanford, 1869 – Palani Laughingthrush. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/montecincla-fairbanki, accessed 2024/06/25.