Family Ground Babblers (Pellorneidae)

Vulnerable

Bornean Wren-babbler (Ptilocichla leucogrammica)


Taxonomy

French: Turdinule de Bornéo German: Borneowolldrossling Spanish: Ratina de Borneo
Other common names: Bornean Ground-babbler
Taxonomy:

[Cacopitta] leucogrammica

Bonaparte

, 1850,

Pontianak, south-west Borneo

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Borneo.

Descriptive notes

15–16 cm; 37–42 g. Crown is dull olive-brown with vague blackish scaling, upperparts uniform chestnut-brown, more intensely chestnut on upperwing and very fluffy... read more

Voice

Song consists of 2 mournful, pure-tone whistles given reportedly in antiphonal duet by territorial... read more

Habitat

Primary, secondary and sometimes recently logged lowland broadleaf evergreen dipterocarp forest,... read more

Food and feeding

Small insects found in two stomachs. Forages in pairs and family parties on forest floor and among herb layer; probes under leaves, on dead... read more

Breeding

Feb–Sept; birds in breeding condition in Jul, Aug and Oct in N Borneo (Sabah). Territories apparently held all year. Clutch 2 eggs.... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Rare and local. Highly sensitive to forest disturbance by logging, and disappears completely with forest clearance. Destruction and degradation of lowland forest... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2019). Bornean Wren-babbler (Ptilocichla leucogrammica). 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/59525 on 19 February 2019).