French: Akalat de Java German: Rotbrauen-Erddrossling Spanish: Tordina coronirufa
Other common names: Javan Black-capped Babbler
Hitherto treated as conspecific with P. nigrocapitatum (which see). Monotypic.
16–17 cm. Brown-and-rufous babbler with striking head pattern. Adult has crown and nape black, supercilium from above lores to behind eye deep orange-rufous, becoming... read more
Song a loud, clear, full “ti-tuu” or “pi-tuu” or similar, every 2–4... read more
Floor and understorey of forest, including logged and secondary forests, also peatswamp, thickets,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes insects and their larvae, also spiders (Araneae), worms and snails. Forages alone or in pairs on ground, usually walking;... read more
Breeds Feb–Apr and Aug–Dec. Nest an untidy-looking cup made from dead leaves, twigs, and coarse roots, lined with rootlets and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common to uncommon. Global population size has not been assessed, but is suspected to be declining in response to ongoing... read more
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