Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Order - Passeriformes
Family - Leiotrichidae (Laughingthrushes and allies)
Silver-eared Mesia
Leiothrix argentauris
银耳相思鸟
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    Size : 15.5-17 cm, 22-29 g

    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Leiothrix argentauris argentauris (Hodgson, 1837)
    – E Uttarakhand E to Bhutan, NE Indian hill states, N & W Myanmar and adjacent S China (SE Xizang, W & NW Yunnan). 
  • Leiothrix argentauris galbana (Mayr & Greenway, 1938)
    – E & SE Myanmar (including Tenasserim) and N & W Thailand.
  • Leiothrix argentauris ricketti (La Touche, 1923)
    – S China (S & SE Yunnan, S Guizhou, SW Guangxi), N & C Laos and N Vietnam (Tonkin and N Annam).
  • Leiothrix argentauris cunhaci (Robinson & Kloss, 1919)
    – S Laos, Vietnam (C & S Annam) and adjacent E Cambodia.
  • Leiothrix argentauris tahanensis (Yen Kwokyung, 1934)
    – S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
    Introduced in Hong Kong.

Leiothrix argentauris ssp. tahanensis
Date : 26 December 2016
Location : Fraser's Hill, Mukim Tras, Daerah Raub, Pahang

Leiothrix argentauris ssp. tahanensis
Date : 20 August 2014
Location : Kek Lok Tong, Ipoh, Kinta, Perak
Leiothrix argentauris ssp. tahanensis
Date : 10 March 2013
Location : Fraser's Hill, Mukim Tras, Daerah Raub, Pahang

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