Definition of laughing thrush in English:

laughing thrush

noun

  • 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.’