French: Akalat de Sumatra German: Sumatramausdrossling Spanish: Tordina de Sumatra
Other common names:
Lampung district, southern Sumatra
15 cm. A nondescript babbler with disproportionately short tail, pale grey face. Crown, upperparts and side of neck olive-brown, tinged dull grey on crown and nape, with... read more
Song a rather loud “pwiyu pii biyo” and “pii byo pwiyu”, resembling that of... read more
Undergrowth in and edges of primary, lightly logged and heavily logged broadleaf evergreen forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera) and caterpillars. Forages on ground; skulks in undergrowth.
Mar–Jun, with dependent young in Aug and Dec. Clutch 2 eggs; young fed by both sexes. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Conversion of lowland forest to oil-palm and other plantations extensive, especially since 1980s. Present... read more
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