This laughingthrush qualifies as Vulnerable because it is known from a single site, and is likely to have a very small range which may be susceptible to a variety of threats.
Described as new to science by Eames and Eames (2001).
22 cm. Shy laughingthrush with black-streaked grey forehead, chestnut ear-coverts, boldly and irregularly barred upperparts and white-tipped tail with a broad black sub-terminal band. Similar spp. None within its known range. Voice Song a sweet Turdus-like rambling series of fairly well-spaced and stressed notes, with some mimicry, lasting c. 4-6 seconds.
Eames, J. C.; Eames, C. 2001. A new species of Laughingthrush (Passeriformes: Garrulacinae) from the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 121: 10-23.
Mahood, S. P.; Edwards, D. P.; Ansell, F. A.; Craik R. in press. An accessible site for Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush Garrulax konkakinhensis. BirdingASIA.
Further web sources of information
Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).
Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Taylor, J. & Allinson, T
Craik, R., Mahood, S. & Gray, T.
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Garrulax konkakinhensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/07/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/07/2015.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Vulnerable|
|Family||Timaliidae (Babblers and parrotbills)|
|Species name author||Eames & Eames, 2001|
|Population size||1000-2499 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||23 km2|
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