Blue-crowned laughingthrushes have a dark-blue head, a vibrant-yellow throat, and black coloration around their reddish-brown eyes. They live in small flocks and lay their eggs in cup-shaped nests in small breeding ranges across southeast China. Pairs or small groups of these thrushes hunt for fruit, berries, and insects.
Interesting Fact 1
Blue-crowned laughingthrushes were named partially for their distinctive cry, which resembles human laughter.
Interesting Fact 2
Their rapid population decline is likely due to habitat loss caused by human agriculture, industry, and trapping for the illegial pet and wildlife trade
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