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Masked Laughing-thrush
  Garrulax perspicillatus
Masked Laughing-thrush

Characteristics:
About 30 cm long. Mainly brown in plumage with black mask and cinnamon vent. Often appears in small noisy parties of about 7 (colloquial Chinese name is “seven sisters”)
in thick undergrowth. Loud and strident calls.

Distribution:
Resident. Often seen in countryside undergrowth and major urban parks.

Habits:
Often gathers in small flocks in undergrowth and on the ground feeding on insects and fruits.


Photo: Cheung Ho Fai

 
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