Blue-crowned laughingthrush in exhibit

Blue-crowned Laughingthrush

Scientific Name
Dryonastes courtoisi
China’s Jiangxi province
Estimated Wild Population
Blue-crowned laughingthrush in exhibit Endangered Status Graph - Critically Endangered Endangered Status Graph - Critically Endangered

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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.

Did You Know?

Blue-crowned laughingthrushes were named partially for their distinctive cry, which resembles human laughter.

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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