Family Ground Babblers (Pellorneidae)

Near Threatened

Striped Wren-babbler (Kenopia striata)


Taxonomy

French: Akalat strié German: Strichelgrunddrossling Spanish: Ratina estriada
Taxonomy:

T[imalia]. striata

Blyth

, 1842,

“Singapore”

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.

Descriptive notes

14–15 cm; 17–22 g. Bold-patterned small babbler with distinctive white face and underparts, and white streaks on brown mantle and neck. Crown and nape are black,... read more

Voice

Song a short clear monotone whistle, “chuuii”, repeated every 1·5–2... read more

Habitat

Broadleaf evergreen forest, lightly logged forest and upland heath forest; swampy areas reportedly... read more

Food and feeding

Small thin insects reported. Usually singly or in pairs, sometimes in small parties. A terrestrial substrate-gleaner, foraging on or close... read more

Breeding

May–Oct in SE Asia; bird in breeding condition in Feb and dependent young in May in N Borneo (Sabah). Nest an open cup, mainly of... read more

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Generally uncommon, occurring at fairly low density. Fairly common in Taman Negara National Park, in Peninsular... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2019). Striped Wren-babbler (Kenopia striata). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/59522 on 16 February 2019).