Family Ground Babblers (Pellorneidae)

Data Deficient

Black-browed Babbler (Malacocincla perspicillata)


Taxonomy

French: Akalat à sourcils noirs German: Schwarzbrauen-Mausdrossling Spanish: Tordina cejinegra
Taxonomy:

[Cacopitta] perspicillata

Bonaparte

, 1850,

Java; error = Borneo

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Previously thought to be a local race of M. sepiaria or to be conspecific with equally enigmatic (and now discredited) “M. vanderbilti”, but now considered a valid species. Monotypic.

Distribution:

The only specimen believed collected near Martapura, S Borneo.

Descriptive notes

c. 15–16 cm. Has drab brown crown, broad brownish-black supercilium from above bill to side of nape, crown shading to vague dull greyish-brown on nape, this in turn... read more

Voice

No information.

Habitat

Probably lowland forest of some type.

Food and feeding

No information; diet presumably small invertebrates and some vegetable matter. Relatively short tarsi of the only specimen suggest that it... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Data Deficient. Restricted-range species: responsible for defining Kalimantan Lowlands Secondary Area. Often reckoned to be... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N., Robson, C. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Black-browed Babbler (Malacocincla perspicillata). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/59513 on 13 December 2018).