French: Akalat géant German: Rotscheitel-Zweigdrossling Spanish: Tordina magna
Subspecies and Distribution
M. m. magnum
Eyton, 1839 – extreme S Myanmar (extreme S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, N Natuna Is and Borneo (except N).
M. m. saba
Chasen & Kloss, 1930 – N Borneo.
18–19·5 cm; 20–36 g. Mid-sized olive-brown and greyish hook-billed babbler with dull rufous crown, black nape and rufous-tinged tail. Nominate race has... read more
Song consists of three main parts: first part a series of clear well-spaced notes, “phu-phu-... read more
Primary broadleaf evergreen forest, mixed dipterocarp forest, disturbed and selectively logged... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including black beetles (Coleoptera), soft greenish insects, grasshoppers (Orthoptera), ants (Formicidae); some seeds. Forages... read more
Mar–May in SE Asia; May–Jun on Sumatra; on Borneo, Aug–Sept in Sarawak and Mar, May–Jul and Oct in Sabah. Nest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Uncommon to fairly common from S Myanmar and S Thailand into Peninsular Malaysia; less common than M.... read more
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