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
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
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Pulau Ubin, SBWR, West Coast Park and Sentosa.
BirdLife International. (2016). Malacocincla abbotti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.
Wells, D. (1999). Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula. Academic Press.