Family Ground Babblers (Pellorneidae)


White-throated Wren-babbler (Rimator pasquieri)


French: Turdinule de Pasquier German: Tonkinsäbeldrossling Spanish: Ratina goliblanca

Rimator pasquieri

Delacour and Jabouille

, 1930,

Fan Si Pan [22°17’ N 104°47’ E], 2500 m, Tonkin, north Vietnam


See R. malacoptilus. Monotypic.


Fan Si Pan Mts (W Tonkin), in N Vietnam.

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm. Small, almost tailless streaky brown babbler with very long, slightly downcurving bill, prominent white throat. Crown, nape and head side are darkish... read more


Song a whistled “chiiii’uh” or “tiiiii’u”, very similar to that... read more


Broadleaf evergreen forest, secondary growth, and bamboo, at c. 1220–2000 m.

Food and feeding

No information. Skulks on floor and in undergrowth; rummages among fallen leaves. Behaviour similar to that of R. malacoptilus. read more


No information.



Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Scarce within its tiny range, which includes Mu Cang Chai Species and Habitat Conservation Area, Hoang Lien Son Nature Reserve and Van Ban Nature Reserve. Species... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N., Robson, C. & de Juana, E. (2019). White-throated Wren-babbler (Rimator pasquieri). 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 on 22 April 2019).