Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)


Negros Striped Babbler (Zosterornis nigrorum)


French: Zostérops de Negros German: Negros-Streifenbrillenvogel Spanish: Timalí de Negros

Stachyris nigrorum

Rand and Rabor

, 1952,

Cuernos de Negros, Negros Oriental Province, Negros, Philippines


Arguably conspecific with Z. latistriatus, but vocally distinct. Monotypic.


Negros, in WC Philippine Is.

Descriptive notes

14·5–15 cm. Forecrown and supercilium are black, rest of crown, neck side and upperparts olive; upperwing and tail dark greyish-brown, tertials and secondaries... read more


Song a loud pure whistle (sometimes delivered as subdued version), “pli-hi pli-hy pli-hi pli-hy” (... read more


Montane forest, secondary and degraded forest, forest edge and adjacent banana plantations and... read more

Food and feeding

Insects and small fruits. Found singly, in pairs or in small parties of up to c. 20 individuals; often in association with other species,... read more


Female in breeding condition in Nov and birds with slightly enlarged gonads in Nov–Dec; dependent juvenile observed in Sept. No other... read more



Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Negros and Panay EBA. Confined to island of Negros, where known from only four sites: three on and around Mt Talinis (Cuernos... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2019). Negros Striped Babbler (Zosterornis nigrorum). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 20 August 2019).