French: Timalie à gros bec German: Schwarzbrust-Buschtimalie Spanish: Ratina picocuña occidental
Other common names:
Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler,
Wedge-billed Babbler (when treated as conspecific with S. roberti)
Extreme E Nepal (Dharan Forests#R), Sikkim and N West Bengal E to Bhutan and NE India (NE Arunachal Pradesh); recorded also in Nyingchi Prefecture, SE Tibet Autonomous Region, China#R.
18 cm. Blackish babbler with wedge-shaped bill, and subtle plumage pattern of buff streaks above and minute grey scaling below. Entire upperside is blackish-brown, each... read more
Songs include loud, melodious, piping, slurred whistles, often given in duet; types include short... read more
Floor and understorey of broadleaf evergreen forest, bamboo brakes; in Bhutan prefers tall... read more
Food and feeding
Few details available. Relatively arboreal at times. Often hunts in quite dense undergrowth near streams. Habits thought to be similar to... read more
No information available.
Resident; seasonal elevational movement inferred in Bhutan requires substantiation.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Eastern Himalayas EBA. In Nepal, so far only recorded from... read more
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