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Bare-headed Laughingthrush

Melanocichla calva (Sharpe, RB 1878)

The bare-headed laughingthrush is a species of bird in the Old World babbler family Timaliidae. It is endemic to highland forests at elevations of 750–1,800 m (2,460–5,910 ft) in the mountain ranges of north-central Borneo, along with some outlying peaks. It is 25–26 cm (9.8–10.2 in) long, with both sexes similar in appearance. The head is brownish to greenish yellow and featherless. The area along the lower mandible has a bluish tinge. The rest of the body is dull blackish-brown tinged with grey. Juveniles have more feathers on the head, extending from the forehead to the crown. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Timaliidae
Genus:
   Melanocichla
Scientific:
  Melanocichla calva


Original description

Citation:
  (Sharpe, RB 1878)

Reference:
   Ibis

Protonym:
  Allocotops calvus


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  6497AE0D61EB5364

Avibase ID:
  avibase-6497AE0D

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/6497AE0D


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560171

Geographic range:

  • Melanocichla calva: Highlands of ne Borneo
English:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush
Catalan:
xerraire calb
Danish:
Nøgenhovedet Skadedrossel
German:
Kahlkopfhäherling
Spanish:
Charlatán Calvo
Spanish (Spain):
Charlatán Calvo
Finnish:
keltapäänauruli
French:
Timalie chauve
Croatian:
gologlavi drozdalj
Italian:
Garrulo sghignazzante testanuda
Japanese (romaji):
hagegabichou
Japanese:
ハゲガビチョウ
Lithuanian:
Geltonkepuris juodasis garulaksas
Dutch:
Kaalkoplijstergaai
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Barhovudlattertrast
Norwegian:
Barhodelattertrost
Polish:
czarnotymal łysy
Portuguese:
tagarela-calvo
Russian:
Гололицая кустарница
Slovak:
timália plešatá
Serbian:
Gologlavi drozd smejač
Swedish:
nakenhuvad fnittertrast
Ukrainian:
Чагарниця червонодзьоба
Chinese:
裸头噪鹛
Chinese (Traditional):
紋頭噪鶥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Melanocichla calva)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Melanocichla calva) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Melanocichla calva) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Garrulaxe chauve ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Garrulaxe chauve ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Melanocichla calva) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Melanocichla calva) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Bare-headed Laughing-thrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Bare-headed Laughing-thrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Melanocichla calva) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Melanocichla calva) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Melanocichla calva) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Melanocichla calva) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Melanocichla calva) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Melanocichla calva) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Garrulax lugubris calvus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Garrulax calvus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Melanocichla calva) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Bare-headed Laughingthrush ( Melanocichla calva) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Garrulax calvus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Garrulax calvus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Melanocichla [lugubris or calva] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Azerbaijani: başıaçıq gülən qaratoyuq
Catalan: xerraire calb
Danish: Nøgenhovedet Skadedrossel
German: Kahlkopfhäherling
English: Bare headed Laughingthrush, Bare-headed Babbler, Bare-headed Laughingthrush, Bare-headed Laughing-thrush
English, HBW: Bare-headed Laughingthrush
English (IOC): Bare-headed Laughingthrush
English (United States): Bare-headed Laughingthrush
Spanish: Charlatán Calvo
Spanish (Spain): Charlatán Calvo
Spanish (HBW): Bare-headed Laughingthrush
Finnish: keltapäänauruli
French: Garrulaxe chauve, Timalie chauve
Croatian: gologlavi drozdalj
Indonesian: Poksai hitam
Italian: Garrulo sghignazzante testanuda
Japanese (romaji): hagegabichou
Japanese: ハゲガビチョウ
Scientific: Allocotops calvus, Garrulax calvus, Garrulax lugubris calvus, Melanocichla calva
Lithuanian: Geltonkepuris juodasis garulaksas
Dutch: Kaalkoplijstergaai, Kaalkop-lijstergaai, Kaalkoplijstertimalia
Norwegian Nynorsk: Barhovudlattertrast
Norwegian: Barhodelattertrost, Sotlattertrost
Polish: czarnotymal łysy, sójkowiec lysy, sójkowiec łysy
Portuguese: tagarela-calvo
Portuguese (Portugal): charlatão-careca
Russian: Гололицая кустарница
Slovak: timália plešatá, timáliovec plešatý
Serbian: Gologlavi drozd smejač
Swedish: Nakenhuvad fnittertrast
Turkish: Dazlak gevezeardıç
Ukrainian: Чагарниця червонодзьоба
Chinese: 裸头噪鹛
Chinese (Traditional): 紋頭噪鶥

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