Scientific Name: Malacopteron magnirostre
Malay Name: Kekicau Bermisai
Chinese Name: 须树鹛
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Polytypic. Subspecies are: magnirostre, cinereocapilla
Local Subspecies: magnirostre
Identification: 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.
Size: 16.5-18 cm
Ecology/Behaviour: Forages at the lower mid-stratum and understorey of forests.
Local Status: Very rare resident. Possibly extirpated
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest. Last confirmed sighting of one bird was in 1993 at MacRitchie Reservoir.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2