French: Turdinule à long bec German: Assamsäbeldrossling Spanish: Ratina picuda
E Nepal#R, Sikkim E to NE India (to Arunachal Pradesh; also from Meghalaya E to Nagaland and N Manipur), N Myanmar and adjacent S China (NW Yunnan).
11–12 cm; 18–21 g. Small, almost tailless streaky brown babbler with very long, slightly downcurving bill, blackish moustache. Crown, nape and head side are brown... read more
Song a short (0·4 second) clear whistle, “chiiuuh” or “fyeéé... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, forest edge, bamboo, secondary growth, at 900–2000 m, probably... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates. Forages on floor and in undergrowth. Skulking; hops on ground and among low vegetation, rummaging among fallen leaves and... read more
May–Jul in India. Nest a rather loose untidy globe with entrance near top, made of leaves, grasses, roots, bracken fronds and weed... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Generally rare or, at least, rarely recorded. Rare in Bhutan; scarce in India, where present in Buxa Tiger Reserve (West Bengal) and Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary... read more
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