Streaked Laughingthrush: A bird calling out

on 4th November 2015

“There are a number of different calls we heard of the Streaked Laughingthrush (Garrulax lineatus setafer) (above, below).

Different authors render these calls with differently written expressions.

“This call generally has 4 notes with a peak on the 3rd note and then a decrescendo. See waveform and Sonogram (above, below).

“The commonest is shown in the handheld (shaky) video below.

“Note that the video was edited from 3 clips, background noise had been edited out as much as possible and calls amplified.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
17th September 2015

Location: Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, Ravangla Subdivision, South Sikkim, India
Habitat: A road cutting through the Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, primary forest, 2,200m ASL

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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