Snowy-cheeked laughingthrush

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Snowy-cheeked laughingthrush
Garrulax sukatschewi 1891.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Leiothrichidae
Genus: Ianthocincla
I. sukatschewi
Binomial name
Ianthocincla sukatschewi
(Berezowski & Bianchi, 1891)

Garrulax sukatschewi

The snowy-cheeked laughingthrush (Ianthocincla sukatschewi), also known as Sukatschev's laughingthrush,[2] is a species of bird in the family Leiothrichidae. It is endemic to northern China where its natural habitat is temperate forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The snowy-cheeked 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 Ianthocincla.[3][4] The specific name honours the Russian merchant, philanthropist and collector Vladimir Platonovich Sukachev (1849-1919).[5]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Garrulax sukatschewi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush". Avibase. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Laughingthrushes and allies". World Bird List Version 9.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  5. ^ Jobling, J.A. (2018). del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D.A.; de Juana, E. (eds.). "Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions. Retrieved 18 January 2019.