French: Akalat moustachu German: Bartstreif-Zweigdrossling Spanish: Tordina bigotuda
Malacca, Peninsular Malaysia
Subspecies and Distribution
M. m. magnirostre
(F. Moore, 1854) – Malay Moustached Babbler – extreme S Myanmar, W & S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia (including Tioman I), Anambas Is, Singapore and Sumatra (including Musala I and Lingga Archipelago#R).
M. m. cinereocapilla
(Salvadori, 1868) – Bornean Moustached Babbler – Borneo.
16·5–18 cm; 16–25 g. Plain hook-billed babbler, dull brown above and whitish below, with dark submoustachial area and dull chestnut tail. Nominate race has... read more
Song a series of usually 3–6 well-spaced, clear, sweet whistled notes, “tii-tu-ti-tu” or “ti-... read more
Primary broadleaf evergreen forest, peatswamp-forest, regenerating forests, heavily and selectively... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including black beetles (Coleoptera) and locustids. Forages mostly in midstorey, at average height 4–6 m, but in depauperate... read more
Feb–Aug in SE Asia and on Sumatra, Apr–May in Singapore; Oct–Jan (at least) and breeding-condition birds May in N Borneo... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common in most of range. Rare in Singapore. Locally fairly common on Borneo and Sumatra, but common in Sabah. Present in Khao Pra-... read more
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