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Blue Crowned Laughingthrush


Blue Crowned Laughingthrush
Habitat

They live close to human settlements exclusively in China, roosting in trees and nesting in shrubs.

Wild Diet

Fruit, insects and seeds.

Behaviour

The blue crowned laughingthrush lives in a small number of fragmented sites close to human settlements. They roost in trees, coming to the ground in flocks to forage for food.�

Breeding

3-5 eggs are laid, with an incubation period of approximately 14 days.

Threats

The species is threatened by the exotic pet trade, although habitat destruction provides their main threat.

Conservation

The species is threatened by the exotic pet trade, although habitat destruction provides their main threat. Building developments have already destroyed blue crowned laughing thrush nesting and roosting sites and the species has not received legal protection from land developments such as resorts, which are being heavily promoted in Wuyuan County, one of the few places the blue crowned laughing thrush is found.

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Dryonastes courtoisi
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Timiliidae
  • Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
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