French: Grande Turdinule German: Graubauchdrossling Spanish: Ratina grande
Malacca, Peninsular Malaysia
Subspecies and Distribution
T. m. macrodactylus
(Strickland, 1844) – S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
T. m. beauforti
Voous, 1950 – #RSumatra.
T. m. lepidopleura
(Bonaparte, 1850) – Java.
19–20·5 cm; 52–58 g. Fairly large, streaky brown babbler with white throat and greyish underparts. Nominate race has crown to back streaked light brown and... read more
Song very variable. Usually consists of short loud clear whistled phrases, repeated every few... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, selectively logged forest, bamboo forest, “rubber jungle”; favours... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates. Found singly, in pairs or small parties. Forages on or close to ground (but sings from higher perches, up to c. 5 m or more... read more
Dec–Jul in SE Asia and Mar and Sept on W Java. Nest a large cup made of dead leaves, lined with thin layer of twigs, roots and hair,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Uncommon to fairly common in S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia; extinct in Singapore. A Sundaic lowland-forest... read more
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