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Garrulax cineraceus

Basic information
Scientific name Garrulax cineraceus (No picture)
Common names Moustached laughing thrush
Higher taxon Sylviidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range S continental China, Myanmar, India
Habitat Coniferous or deciduous broad-leaved forests with lower shrub
Invasion information
Range in Japan Ehime, Kochi and Kagawa Prefs. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Recorded since 1998
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal.
Impact Unknown. According to a report published in 2007, the invasion was at an early phase, and the impact seemed little.
Native organism(s) affected:
Regulation in Japan Sylviidae is designated as Uncategorized Alien Species, which requires a risk assessment before import to Japan (the Invasive Alien Species Act).
Introduced range in other countries No
Reference Notes
  • Birds & Environment Co., Ltd. (Accessed on 2012-6-11) http://www.torikan.co.jp/
  • (in Jpn)
  • Hamada et al. (2006) Records and evidence of breeding of Ashy Laughing Thrush Garrulax cineaceus in Shikoku Island. Jpn J Ornithol. 55(2), 105-109 (in Jpn)
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The Invasive Alien Species Act (Accessed on 2012-6-11) http://www.env.go.jp/en/nature/as.html
  • 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) http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/
  • etc.