A large (26 cm) brown laughingthrush with prominent long white supercilium and moustachial stripe. Crown gray, scaled white; sides of face and chin are brown; throat and nape are brown and scaled with gray edges. Belly gray, vent chestnut. Wings and tail are a slaty blue-gray with basally yellowish-brown edges to outer feathers and yellowish-brown edges to primaries. Sexes similar. Iris, blackish-brown; bill, yellow; legs, pinkish-brown.
Distributed along central mountain range. Quite common from 1,8003,900 m to tree line most of the year, descending to lower elevation of 1,000 m in winter.
taken at DaSyueShan Trail, Taichung City, TAIWAN