French: Cratérope de Ceylan German: Orangeschnabel-Schwatzhäherling Spanish: Turdoide cingalés
Other common names: Ceylon Rufous Babbler
Has been treated as conspecific with T. striata. Monotypic.
SW Sri Lanka.
25 cm. Medium-sized rusty-chestnut Turdoides babbler with orange-yellow bill and yellow legs. Crown to mantle are rufous-brown with pale greyish tinge, shading... read more
In groups, gives constant chattering, squeaking and chirping, principally a petulant, short,... read more
Broadleaf evergreen forest, thickets and bamboo scrub in well-wooded areas; apparently restricted... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, including large black beetles (Coleoptera); also fruit. Gregarious and noisy; found in parties of 6–12, sometimes up... read more
Mar–May. Nest a fairly loose cup of grasses, small twigs and leaves, placed in low fork of small tree or among creepers surrounding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sri Lanka EBA. Fairly common to common in wet lowlands, usually rare on... read more
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