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Kerala Laughingthrush Trochalopteron fairbanki fairbanki  
Kerala Laughingthrush
Photographer : © Subhadeep Ghosh
Location :Eravikulam National Park, Idukki District, Kerala, India
Date : 9 October 2017
English synonyms:Kerala Laughing-thrush, Kerala Laughing Thrush, Grey breasted Laughingthrush, Grey-breasted Laughing-thrush, Gray breasted Laughingthrush, Gray-breasted Laughingthrush, Gray-breasted Laughing-thrush, White-breasted Laughing Thrush, White-breasted Laughingthrush, White-breasted Laughing-thrush, Ashambu Laughingthrush (meridionalis), Palani Chilappan (fairbanki), Ashambu Chilappan (meridionalis)
Bird Family :Garrulacinae - Laughingthrushes, Liocichlas & Hwameis
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Species endemic to SW India, south of the Palghat Gap.

Formerly considered a subspecies of Grey-breasted Laughingthrush Garrulax jerdoni of which the nominate form itself is now considered a subspecies of Black-chinned Laughingthrush Garrulax cacchinnans, formerly known as Nilgiri Laughingthrush.

Two subspecies:
G. f. fairbanki
G. f. meridionalis

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