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Garrulax perspicillatus

Basic information
Scientific name Garrulax perspicillatus

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Common names Masked laughing thrush
Higher taxon Sylviidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range C to S continental China, and N Vietnam.
Habitat Moderate altitude montane area, lowland shrub, around farm area, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Iwate, Gumma, Saitama, Tokyo, and Kanagawa Prefs. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date The first record of voice of this species was in 1980, at Kanagawa Pref. The first record of visual observation was in 1988, at Miura Peninsula, Kanagawa Pref.
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal.
Impact Potentially: Competition with native birds. Damage on agriculture. Bird reduction in Hawaii may occur by impact of establishment of this species.
Native organism(s) affected: Native birds, crops.
Regulation in Japan Import, transport and keeping are prohibited by the Invasive Alien Species Act.
Introduced range in other countries
Reference Notes
  • DECO (ed) (2006) Dictionary of Alien Species. Tokyo-Shoseki, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Eguchi & Amano (2000) Problems of introductions and naturalizations in birds. Jpn J Conserv Ecol. 5, 131-148 (in Jpn)
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • Eguchi & Fujimaki (eds) (2000) Check-List of Japanese Birds Sixth Revised Edition. The Ornithological Society of Japan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase – the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-11)
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The Invasive Alien Species Act (Accessed on 2012-12-21)
  • etc.