Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Near Threatened

Palawan Striped Babbler (Zosterornis hypogrammicus)


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

Stachyris hypogrammica


, 1961,

#R, Mount Mantaling, Mantalingajan Range, Palawan, Philippines




SW Palawan (Mt Mantaling, Mt Borangbato and Mt Victoria), in W Philippine Is.

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm. Has dull orangey-buff crown with dark markings at nape, dull buffy mid-grey head side to nape; upperparts olive-green, primary coverts dark brown, upperwing... read more


Song unreported as such; a distinctive “zeep zeep zeep zuup”, second note highest, fourth lowest,... read more


Montane evergreen forest, at 1000–2030 m.

Food and feeding

Insects; seeds and vegetable matter found in two stomachs. In pairs and in small groups of five or so individuals, foraging at all levels... read more


Birds in breeding condition in Apr–May. No other information.



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Palawan EBA. Common, and likely to be relatively secure in remoter montane... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2019). Palawan Striped Babbler (Zosterornis hypogrammicus). 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).