French: Turdinule à raies blanches German: Sumatrasäbeldrossling Spanish: Ratina de Sumatra
Mount Singgalang, western Sumatra.
See R. malacoptilus. Monotypic.
W Sumatra S to at least Danau Ranau#R.
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
Song a short, clear, bell-like “puu” or “puh”, slightly increasing in volume, and repeated every 4... read more
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”.
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
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