14 December 2009

Black Laughingthrush

This is my 3rd and final Laughingthrush from the Peninsular Malaysia.
The 4th species, Sunda Laughingthrush can only be found in Sabah & Sarawak.
Black Laughingthrush  (Melanocichla lugubris)
Black Laughingthrush (Garrulax lugubris) new name -> Melanocichla lugubris


Black Laughingthrush (Garrulax lugubris)

Yesterday birding/photography didn't produce many birds. The weather was dry and the bird seems to be hiding. Anyway, I am happy to find my last Laughingthrush, which is my lifer.
Met MikeBirder up there, he is using the new Canon 7D and same lens as mine.

Click for the Song (taken from Xeno-canto Asia; recorded by Mike Catsis)

Have a look for more bird pictures at the Bird Photography Weekly @ Birdfreak.

15 comments:

Wilma said...

He looks too serious to be a "laughing" thrush! ;-) Good shots.

Tabib said...

Ha.. Serious look because I was disturbing it breakfast foraged.
I just include the bird call/song, for you to appreciate the laughing sound.
Enjoy!

Ghost said...

Yes, I hear that laughing sound.
Hee..ha..ha..ha! ;)

deb said...

awesome shots!!

Madibirder said...

Good catch. Congrats Doc.

Wai Yien said...

nice find, congrats.

Terence Ang said...

Congrat Tabib

rainfield61 said...

It looks so fierce, especially in black.

Jordan Sitorus said...

Wow!congrats on your completed collection!

Japa said...

It's a feat completing your goal. Beautiful photos, as always.

Johnny Nutcase said...

congrats on the lifer! this guy is pretty cool looking, nice photos!

Anonymous said...

Very well done for getting another life bird. I wasn't too sure why they called it a laughing thrush until I played the audio clip.

Larry said...

Great shots of the Black Laughingthrush Tabib. A very interesting looking bird with those naked black eyes and the bright orange bill.

Kelly said...

...oh my gosh....what a face! I love how expressive it is, and that eyebrow really adds personality. Congrats on the lifebird!

Bob Kaufman said...

Wow, the first photo is great! The Laughingthrush looks so intimidating, it doesn't seem like a "laughing" thrush. :-)