Family Ground Babblers (Pellorneidae)

Least Concern

Sumatran Wren-babbler (Rimator albostriatus)


Taxonomy

French: Turdinule à raies blanches German: Sumatrasäbeldrossling Spanish: Ratina de Sumatra
Taxonomy:

Rimator albo-striatus

Salvadori

, 1879,

Mount Singgalang, western Sumatra

.

See R. malacoptilus. Monotypic.

Distribution:

W Sumatra S to at least Danau Ranau#R.

Descriptive notes

13 cm. Small, almost tailless streaky brown babbler with very long, slightly downcurving bill, white throat and prominent black malar. Crown, nape and head side are dark... read more

Voice

Song a short, clear, bell-like “puu” or “puh”, slightly increasing in volume, and repeated every 4... read more

Habitat

Lower montane oak-laurel forest, at 1200–2850 m.

Food and feeding

Presumably invertebrates. Forages on forest floor. Two specimens were obtained when “running on a tall tree trunk”.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

Not assessed. Present in Gunung Leuser and Kerinci-Seblat National Parks. Considerable effort was put into seeking more specimens than the two obtained during survey work in... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2019). Sumatran Wren-babbler (Rimator albostriatus). 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/59536 on 21 April 2019).