Family Ground Babblers (Pellorneidae)

Near Threatened

Black-throated Wren-babbler (Turdinus atrigularis)


Taxonomy

French: Turdinule à gorge noire German: Schwarzkehldrossling Spanish: Ratina golinegra
Taxonomy:

C[acopitta]. atrigularis

Bonaparte

, 1850,

Borneo

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Borneo.

Descriptive notes

18 cm; 61–71·5 g. Fairly large, dark, streaky babbler, with black face, throat and breast. Crown is dull buffy brown with narrow black scaling, upperparts... read more

Voice

Song, in duet by pair, a series of 8–10 long, loud, plaintive, slightly downslurred whistles... read more

Habitat

Mainly primary lowland broadleaf evergreen forest, especially on river terraces, old secondary... read more

Food and feeding

No information on diet; presumably small invertebrates and some vegetable matter. Mainly terrestrial, searching leaf litter and flicking... read more

Breeding

Dec–May in Sabah. Probable nest in Nov (Sabah) was a big untidy cup of dead leaves with finer lining, placed less than 0·5 m... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Uncommon in Sabah, where present in Danum Valley Conservation Area. Forest destruction in the Sundaic lowlands... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2019). Black-throated Wren-babbler (Turdinus atrigularis). 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/59528 on 25 April 2019).