French: Alcippe bridé German: Malaienalcippe Spanish: Fulveta montana
Other common names: Mountain Nun-babbler
Larut Range, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia.
Formerly treated as conspecific with A. grotei. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. p. annamensis
Robinson & Kloss, 1919 – SC & S Laos, NE Cambodia and Vietnam (C & S Annam).
A. p. peracensis
Sharpe, 1887 – extreme S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
14–15·5 cm. Nominate race has crown slaty, grey extending sightly onto mantle, bold black lateral crownstripe; upperparts faintly rufescent-tinged drab olive-brown;... read more
Song in Indochina (race annamensis) “iti-iwu uwi-u wheer wheer”, “it’iti-iwu wi-wui wheer... read more
Montane broadleaf evergreen forest and Fokienia forest, at 900–2100 m in Indochina,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Found in pairs or in small parties of five or six individuals, often associating with other species, including other small... read more
Jan–Jun in Vietnam and Mar–Jun in Peninsular Malaysia. Nest a small cup made of dead leaves, moss and rootlets, placed 1·5... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Generally common across range. In Laos, very common in Dong Hua Sao National Biodiversity Conservation Area (NBCA), and present in Phou Xang He NBCA. In Vietnam... read more
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