French: Akalat à gorge tachetée German: Weißbauch-Erddrossling Spanish: Tordina golipinta
Sengmai, Manipur, India.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. ignotum
A. O. Hume, 1877 – SE Bhutan E to NE India (Arunachal Pradesh) and adjacent N Myanmar.
P. a. albiventre
(Godwin-Austen, 1877) – NE Indian hill states S of R Brahmaputra and W Myanmar, probably also E Bangladesh#R.
P. a. cinnamomeum
(Rippon, 1900) – E Myanmar, NW Thailand, S China (W & SW Yunnan), NW Laos and C & S Vietnam (C & S Annam).
P. a. pusillum
(Delacour, 1927) – S China (SE Yunnan E to SW Guangxi) and N Vietnam (N Tonkin).
14–15 cm; 21–22 g. Nondescript small round-tailed babbler, olive-brown above and below, with lightly stippled whitish throat and white mid-belly. Nominate race... read more
Has surprisingly rich song like that of a thrush or chat (Turdidae), complex and quickly delivered... read more
Scrub, secondary growth, bamboo, grassland, clearings, undergrowth in pine forest; from plains to... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Shy and very skulking; in pairs near the ground in dense cover.
Apr–Jul. Nest a small, compact globe or dome, sometimes semi-dome (or deep cup), made of grasses and bamboo leaves, lined with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Rare in Bhutan, where known from five specimens, all from Deothang area in 1930s. Status in India uncertain, with few records; rare... read more
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