Scientific Name: Malacocincla abbotti
Malay Name: Kekicau-Belukar Biasa
Chinese Name: 阿氏雅鹛
Found from Nepal, Northeast India, mainland Southeast Asia, Sumatra to Borneo.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: abbotti, krishnarajui, williamsoni, obscurior, altera, olivacea, concreta, baweana
Local Subspecies: olivacea
Size: 15-16.5 cm
Identification: Nondescript babbler with brownish plumage, bright rufous-buff lower flanks and vent, whitish throat, greyish supercilium, red eyes and rather large bill.
Habitat: Forest, secondary growth and suitable wooded areas.
Behaviour/Ecology: Usually seen singly or in pairs foraging near the ground for insects and small invertebrates.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Pulau Ubin, SBWR, West Coast Park and Sentosa.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2