One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A gregarious songbird of the babbler family, of South and SE Asia, typically with dark grey or brown plumage and a boldly marked head, and a cackling call.
Genus Garrulax, family Timaliidae: many species
- ‘Only then we realised that they were not real thrushes but chestnut-crowned laughing-thrushes.’
- ‘Thrushes, starlings, mynahs cannot digest carbohydrate, laughing-thrushes can - so they make better use of whatever you feed them.’
- ‘I have visited his place several times and he does have two established pairs of Laughing Thrushes, they are beauties and have the best calls.’
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