Grey-sided laughingthrush

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Grey-sided laughingthrush
From Sumin Reserve Forest, Sikkim, India
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Leiothrichidae
Genus: Pterorhinus
P. caerulatus
Binomial name
Pterorhinus caerulatus
(Hodgson, 1836)

Ianthocincla caerulata
Garrulax caerulatus

The grey-sided laughingthrush (Pterorhinus caerulatus) is a species of passerine bird in the family Leiothrichidae.

This species was formerly 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.[2][3]

Close-up of head, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

It is found in Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and the Hawaiian Islands (where it was introduced). Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Garrulax caerulatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Cibois, A.; Gelang, M.; Alström, P.; Pasquet, E.; Fjeldså, J.; Ericson, P.G.P.; Olsson, U. (2018). "Comprehensive phylogeny of the laughingthrushes and allies (Aves, Leiothrichidae) and a proposal for a revised taxonomy". Zoologica Scripta. 47 (4): 428–440. doi:10.1111/zsc.12296. S2CID 51883434.
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Laughingthrushes and allies". World Bird List Version 9.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 18 January 2019.