A bird foraging on the ground.

A bird foraging on the ground.
Species: Puff-throated Babbler   Pellorneum ruficeps
Subspecies: hilarum
Author: John and Jemi Holmes
Added to IBC: 1 Oct 2012 - 00:28
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Altitude (m): 
1262 meters


Published in HBW Volume 12 on page 111.
Original HBW caption:
The Puff-throated Babbler is a terrestrial forager, habitually rummaging among dead leaves and turning them over in search of insects. It occurs from India to Peninsular Malaysia and Vietnam, often in drier vegetation, including deciduous forests, roadside scrub, overgrown gardens, acacia thickets and bamboo. In these habitats, pairs or small groups make an audible rustling when searching for food. Some babblers hop when they are on the ground, others walk, but Puffthroated Babblers are known to use both modes of locomotion, depending on context.


John and Jemi Holmes, IBC1008544. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1008544.

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John and Jemi Holmes, IBC1008544. Photo of Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps at Kyobin, Myanmar. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1008544.

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