Belonging to the family - Timaliidae
Laughingthrushes [24 cm] are large sized version of Babblers [14 cm]. Having the same behavior like Babblers, these are noisy birds and especially this group of birds are characterized by laughing calls. Laughingthrushes also has the tendency to gather and roam in groups.
There are about 38 species of Laughingthrushes in the world and almost all found in tropical Asia with the greatest number of species occurring in the region of south eastern slopes of the Himalayas. The 5 species seen in Malaysia are:-