Scientific Name: Microtarsus melanoleucos
Malay Name: Merbah Bahu Putih
Chinese Name: 黑白鹎
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.
Size: 18 cm
Identification: Male has overall blackish-brown plumage with contrasting white upper- and underwing-coverts. Female is somewhat browner than male and has less white on upperwing-coverts. Juvenile is paler and browner (especially the underparts) and lacks white on upperwing-coverts.
Habitat: Forest and forest edge.
Ecology/Behaviour: Nomadic. Often frequents the canopy which make observations difficult.
Local Status: Very rare non-breeding visitor
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Only one sighting at Central Catchment Forest (Jelutong Tower) on 29 May 2012.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia.
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2