French: Akalat des marais German: Sumpf-Erddrossling Spanish: Tordina palustre
Cachar, Assam, India
NE India (Brahmaputra floodplains in Assam and immediately adjacent Arunachal Pradesh) and NE Bangladesh.
15 cm. Smallish round-tailed babbler, dark brown above and whitish below, with rufous-buff flanks and heavy dark breast streaks. Crown, upperparts, upperwing and tail are... read more
Highly vocal. Song an electric crackling followed by rapid downscale whinnying, “kt’t... read more
Reeds and coarse high grass bordering forest, swamps and rivers, elephant grass, savanna grassland... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet; presumably small invertebrates and some vegetable matter. Very skulking; works its way through dense tall grass... read more
Feb–May. Nest reportedly ball-shaped, like that of P. ruficeps, made of grass, lined with finer grass or a few rootlets,... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Assam Plains EBA. Scarce and very local; population probably declining rapidly in response to widespread loss of habitat.... read more
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