Scientific Name: Malacopteron magnirostre
Malay Name: Kekicau-Cangkuk Bermisai
Chinese Name: 须树鹛
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Polytypic. Subspecies are: magnirostre, cinereocapilla.
Local Subspecies: magnirostre
Size: 16.5-18 cm
Adult has rather uniform olive-brown crown and mantle, greyish head-sides, distinctive dark moustachial stripe, whitish underparts with vague streaking across breast and strongly rufescent tail. Juvenile has indistinct moustachial and pinkish lower mandible.
Behaviour/Ecology: Forages at the lower mid-stratum and understorey of forests.
Local Status: Very rare resident. Possibly extirpated.
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
- Extinction – what it means for birds in Singapore (Science)
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
Past accepted records in our database:
BirdLife International. (2016). Malacopteron magnirostre. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22715873A94472609.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.