French: Akalat à gorge blanche German: Graubrust-Zweigdrossling Spanish: Tordina pechigrís
Subspecies and Distribution
M. a. albogulare
(Blyth, 1844) – Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra (including Batu Is and Lingga Archipelago#R).
M. a. moultoni
Robinson & Kloss, 1919 – Borneo.
14·5–16 cm; 13–23 g. Small hook-billed, rather short-tailed babbler, rather muscicapid-like in appearance, with dark grey head, white supercilium, white... read more
Song a rather long, subdued, discordant series of ascending “whu-whi”, “whit-whu” and “uu-whi-u”... read more
Understorey of forest, generally preferring forests on poor soils below the steepland boundary or... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including ants (Formicidae) and hoppers (Homoptera). Found singly or in pairs, sometimes in small parties of up to five... read more
Jul–Aug in Sumatra and May–Jun in Borneo. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Scarce and local in Peninsular Malaysia, notably (at least in 1990s) at Pasoh Forest Reserve. Sparse in lowland... read more
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