French: Akalat de Temminck German: Rostwangen-Mausdrossling Spanish: Tordina de Temminck
Bantam Province, Java
Subspecies and Distribution
T. p. canicapillus
(Sharpe, 1887) – N Borneo (W Sabah).
T. p. longstaffi
(Harrisson & Hartley, 1934) – NW Borneo (E & NE Sarawak and adjacent Kalimantan).
T. p. erythrote
(Sharpe, 1883) – W Borneo (SW Sarawak and adjacent Kalimantan).
T. p. pyrrogenys
(Temminck, 1827) – Java.
15 cm. Smallish babbler, dull brown above with darker cap, whitish below with rufescent breastband. Nominate race has crown greyish-brown with pale shaft streaks, upperparts... read more
Song a quickly repeated, loud, rather shrill “witichéw”, with varying pauses between phrases;... read more
Undergrowth of primary forest, and dense vegetation at edges of clearings; lowlands to 1300 m in... read more
Food and feeding
Ants (Formicidae) and large insects. Forages on ground, hopping (not walking), or keeps mainly to undergrowth below 3 m, sometimes working... read more
Dec–Apr in Borneo. Nest a compact cup built in base of shrub, tussock or aerial root. Clutch 2 eggs, dull bluish-green, usually... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in Borneo; judged uncommon in Sabah, but fairly common in Mount Kinabalu National Park; present in Kayan Mentarang National Park, in E... read more
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