French: Échenilleur frangé German: Zwergraupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero menor
Subspecies and Distribution
L. f. neglecta
(A. O. Hume, 1877) – S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and S Thailand.
L. f. culminata
(Hay, 1845) – Peninsular Malaysia.
L. f. schierbrandi
(Pelzeln, 1865) – Sumatra and Borneo.
L. f. compta
(Richmond, 1903) – Simeulue and Siberut (off W Sumatra).
L. f. fimbriata
(Temminck, 1824) – Java and Bali.
19–20·5 cm; 28–30 g. A small, short-tailed cuckoo-shrike with a rather fine bill. Male of nominate race has crown and upperparts dark slaty grey, being paler on... read more
Song a repeated, loud “whit-it-it-chui-choi” and so on; also has rapid series of “whit” notes and,... read more
Forest, secondary growth, peatswamp-forest, farmland; lowlands to 1000 m, occasionally to 1500 m.
Food and feeding
Food mainly insects, including caterpillars (Lepidoptera), flies (Diptera), beetles (Coleoptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera); also flower... read more
Dependent juveniles in May and Jul in Peninsular Malaysia. Nest a small, neat cup placed on horizontal tree branch. Eggs 2. No other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon. Reasonably common in S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia, but rare in Singapore; rather scarce and local in Greater Sundas.... read more
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