Relatively little information is currently available on the biology of the blue-crowned laughingthrush. However, this species is reported to have a varied diet that includes fruit, insects and other invertebrates (2) (3) (6). The blue-crowned laughingthrush forages in noisy groups, searching for food in the trees and on the ground (2) (6).
The blue-crowned laughingthrush arrives at its breeding grounds in April (6), and its chicks are thought to hatch in May and early June (2). A sociable species, the blue-crowned laughingthrush forms close family groups, and young from previous broods help to rear the chicks from later broods (3) (6). This species typically breeds in colonies, with a number of nests being built within a small area (6).
The blue-crowned laughingthrush constructs open, cup-shaped nests from twigs and grasses, and lines them with dry grass. In captivity, the chicks leave the nest approximately 16 days after hatching, and the adults may go on to rear a second brood (6).