White- crested laughing thrush
Scientific Name: Garrulax leucolophus diardi
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Highly social and vocal birds who burst into loud calls that resemble laughter. They build shallow, cup-shaped nests in trees and shrubs. Nests are made with bamboo leaves and grass bound with twigs and stems. Both the male and female share brooding and feeding duties whilst the chicks develop.
Himalayan foothills to southeast Asia, commonly found in forest and scrub.
Omnivorous: Insects, fruit, seeds and nectar. It has been known to eat some small reptiles and amphibians.