French: Akalat de Tickell German: Rostbrust-Mausdrossling Spanish: Tordina de Tickell
Pellornium [sic] Tickelli
“Woods of Teewap’hado”, 1100 to 1500 feet [c. 35–460 m], Amherst district, Tenasserim, Myanmar
Subspecies and Distribution
T. t. garoense
(Sharpe, 1883) – NE India (Arunachal Pradesh, E & S Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur), E Bangladesh and N & W Myanmar.
T. t. grisescens
(Ticehurst, 1932) – SW Myanmar (W of R Irrawaddy).
T. t. fulvum
(Walden, 1875) – S China (SW to SE Yunnan, W Guangxi), SE Myanmar, NW & N Thailand, N & C Laos and N Vietnam (Tonkin, N Annam).
T. t. annamense
(Delacour, 1926) – N & E Cambodia, S Laos and C & S Vietnam (C & S Annam, Cochinchina).
T. t. tickelli
(Blyth, 1859) – S Myanmar (Tenasserim), W & S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
13–15 cm. Featureless smallish babbler, warm brown above, warm buff below, with whitish belly, no grey on face. Nominate race has rufescent-brown crown with faint buff... read more
Song a loud, sharp, quickly repeated “wi-twee” or “wi-choo”, sometimes incessantly repeated,... read more
Evergreen forest and occasionally mixed deciduous open or deep forest, secondary growth, bamboo... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), and spiders (Araneae). Found in pairs; sometimes associates with other small babblers. Skulks in... read more
Mar–Jul generally; multi-brooded. Nest a domed, semi-domed or deep cup, made of dry bamboo or other leaves, fine grasses and thin... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in India, where present in Namdapha National Park (Arunachal Pradesh). Locally common in Bangladesh. Common in limited range in China... read more
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