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Montecincla fairbanki Blanford, 1869 – Palani Laughingthrush

Taxonomic Notes:

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/)


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
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Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Vishnudas C.K., R. Bhavanarayeni and A. Bayani. 2020. Montecincla fairbanki Blanford, 1869 – Palani Laughingthrush. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1757/Montecincla-fairbanki
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