French: Akalat à front noir German: Mangrovemausdrossling Spanish: Tordina pechiblanca
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. r. rostratum
Blyth, 1842 – extreme S Myanmar (extreme S Tenasserim), S Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra (including Riau and Lingga Archipelagos) and Belitung.
T. r. macropterum
(Salvadori, 1868) – Borneo, including Banggi I.
15–16·5 cm; 20·5–23 g. Smallish babbler, brown above and white below, with rather long narrow hook-tipped bill and shortish tail. Nominate race has... read more
Song a repeated, quite high-pitched, clear “wi-ti-tiu”, “chui-chwi-chew” or... read more
Riverine broadleaf evergreen forest and secondary growth, lightly logged forest, mangroves, upland... read more
Food and feeding
Grubs and insects. Usually in pairs. Forages on ground, hopping about rocks, trunks, branches and roots at water’s edge; also... read more
Mar–Jun in SE Asia. Nest, built by both sexes over 18 days or more, a loose deep cup made of dead leaves, which may be collected from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Generally fairly common to common in continental part of range, but now rare in Singapore; common in Taman... read more
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