French: Timalie oreillarde German: Perlhals-Buschtimalie Spanish: Timalí orejudo
Malacca, Peninsular Malaysia
Subspecies and Distribution
S. l. leucotis
(Strickland, 1848) – S Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.
S. l. sumatrensis
Chasen, 1939 – N & C Sumatra.
S. l. obscurata
Mayr, 1942 – Borneo.
14–15 cm; 26–29 g. Small, rather short-tailed, chunky babbler resembling S. nigricollis, but duller above, with fewer white markings and grey breast.... read more
Song a repeated, simple, whistled “uu-wi-u-wi”, “uu-wi-u-wi-u” or “uui-wi-oi-wi” (second note lower... read more
Primary evergreen forest, selectively logged forest and heavily logged forest, extending up to 800... read more
Food and feeding
Black beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera), caterpillars, small locustids. Occurs singly, in pairs or in small groups, sometimes in... read more
Jan–Feb, May–Jun and possibly Dec. Nest a compact cup made of grass, roots and fibre. Clutch 3 eggs, white. No other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Generally rare to scarce across range, appearing everywhere to occur at low density. In Borneo, use of mist-... read more
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