Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush Garrulax rufifrons


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Chng, S.C.L., Eaton, J.A., Krishnasamy, K., Shepherd, C.R. and Nijman, V. 2015. In the market for extinction: an inventory of Jakarta’s bird markets. Traffic, Petaling Jaya.

Collar, N. J. & van Balen, S. 2013. Notes for the conservation of the Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush Garrulax rufifrons. Forktail 29(15-18).

Collar, N., Robson, C., de Juana, E. & Sharpe, C.J. 2016. Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush (Garrulax rufifrons). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Available at: (Accessed: 30 October 2016).

Eaton, J. A., Shepherd, C. R., Rheindt, F. E., Harris, J. B. C., van Balen, S. B., Wilcove, D. S. and Collar, N. J. 2015. Trade-driven extinctions and near-extinctions of avian taxa in Sundaic Indonesia. Forktail 31: 1-12.

IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: (Accessed: 07 December 2016).

IUCN. 2018. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018-2. Available at: (Accessed: 15 November 2018).

Mittermeier, J. C. Oliveros, C. H., Haryoko, T., Irham, M., and Moyle, R. G. 2014. An avifaunal survey of three Javan volcanoes— Gn Salak, Gn Slamet and the Ijen highlands. BirdingASIA 22: 91-100.

Nijman, V.; Sari, S. L.; Siriwat, P.; Sigaud, M.; Nekaris, K. A.-I. 2017. Records of four Critically Endangered songbirds in the markets of Java suggest domestic trade is a major impediment to their conservation. BirdingASIA 27: 20-25.

Shepherd, C. R.; Eaton, J. A.; Chng, S. C. L. 2016. Nothing to laugh about - the ongoing illegal trade in laughingthrushes (Garrulax species) in the bird markets of Java, Indonesia. Bird Conservation International 26: 524-530.

Tritto, A. & Sözer, R. 2014. Bird thieves in Java show that Indonesian wildlife crime knows no boundaries. J. Indonesian Nat. Hist. 2: 11-12.

Further resources

IUCN SSC Asian Songbird Trade Specialist Group

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Macaulay Library

View photos and videos and hear sounds of this species from the Internet Bird Collection

Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Garrulax rufifrons. Downloaded from on 16/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 16/10/2021.