French: Turdinule des Philippines German: Philippinenwolldrossling Spanish: Ratina de Mindanao
Other common names: Streaked Ground-babbler
A. W. H. Blasius, 1890,
Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. m. minuta
Bourns & Worcester, 1894 – Samar and Leyte, in EC Philippine Is.
P. m. fortichi
Rand & Rabor, 1957 – Bohol, in SC Philippines.
P. m. mindanensis
(A. W. H. Blasius, 1890) – Mindanao (except extreme W of Zamboanga Peninsula), in S Philippines.
P. m. basilanica
Steere, 1890 – extreme W of Zamboanga Peninsula#R and Basilan, off W Mindanao.
13–14 cm; 26–31 g. Distinctive smallish short-tailed ground-dwelling babbler, dark brown with white throat, long white stripes below. Nominate race has crown... read more
Song on Bohol a spaced 8-note series, descending in pitch, with stressed notes, “hi hi hi hii hi’hu... read more
Primary and logged forest; generally below 1000 m, but to 1400 m on Mt Kitanglad (Mindanao).
Food and feeding
Presumably invertebrates. Found singly, in pairs or in small parties of up to four individuals. Forages in dense low vegetation near ground... read more
Jan–Aug. One nest was a small semi-domed cup, made of dead leaves, loosely lined with roots and small plant twigs, 0·3 m above ground... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Considered to be generally uncommon in most of range, though fairly common... read more
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