French: Turdinule de Palawan German: Palawanwolldrossling Spanish: Ratina de Palawan
Other common names: Palawan Ground-babbler
Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines.
Palawan and reportedly also Balabac, in W Philippines.
19–20 cm. Medium-sized ground-babbler covered in remarkable long black-and-white stripes, with rusty patches on head; bill rather long and straight with hooked tip,... read more
Song a loud, mournful, undulating, variable whistled couplet, not unlike that of Napothera... read more
Primary broadleaf evergreen forest, often in vicinity of streams, gulleys and ridgetops, also in... read more
Food and feeding
Scorpions found in stomach of one specimen; insects and berries also recorded. Forages secretively on or near ground; walks, hops and... read more
Jan; two birds with weakly developed gonads in Oct and Nov. Probably present on territory all year. No other information.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Palawan EBA. Known from only ten sites on Palawan, of which only four involve post-1980 records. Formerly considered fairly... read more
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