Family White-eyes and Yuhinas (Zosteropidae)

Near Threatened

Panay Striped Babbler (Zosterornis latistriatus)


French: Zostérops à raies larges German: Panay-Streifenbrillenvogel Spanish: Timalí rayado

Stachyris latistriata

Gonzales and Kennedy

, 1990,

1.1 km SSW of peak of Mount Baloy, Barangay San Agustin, Municipality of Valderrama, Antique Province, Panay, Philippines


Arguably conspecific with Z. nigrorum, but vocally distinct; has also been considered possibly conspecific with Z. striatus. Monotypic.


W Panay (Mt Baloy and adjacent peaks), in WC Philippine Is.

Descriptive notes

15 cm; 24–32 g. Olive-green babbler with extensively dark-streaked creamy-yellow underside and creamy-white face. Blackish forecrown shades to blackish-scaled dull... read more


Song/call a series of 11–17 slightly ascending staccato trills, “chi chi-chi-chi-chi-chi”,... read more


Mainly middle and upper storeys of montane evergreen forest, mossy forest, but all strata used;... read more

Food and feeding

Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera) and cicadas (Cicadidae); also seeds. Found singly or in pairs, sometimes in small groups of three... read more


Nest found in Oct and birds in breeding condition in Apr. One nest a cup made of live and dead mosses loosely woven together, lined with... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Negros and Panay EBA. Common, and on Mt Baloy the most abundant bird... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2019). Panay Striped Babbler (Zosterornis latistriatus). 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 22 July 2019).