Pin-striped Tit-Babbler

Scientific Name: Mixornis gularis
Malay Name: Kekicau-Berjalur Biasa
Chinese Name: 纹胸巨鹛

Range:
Found from Indian subcontinent to southern China and Southeast Asia

Taxonomy:
Polytypic. Subspecies are: rubicapilla, ticehursti, sulphureus, lutescens, kinneari, saraburiensis, versuricola, condorensis, connectens, archipelagicus, inveteratus, gularis, woodi.

Local Subspecies: gularis

Size: 12.5-14 cm

Identification:
Adult has rufous crown, wings and tail, olive-brown back/mantle and yellowish head-sides and underparts with broad streaks at throat and breast. Juvenile looks plainer/paler than adult.

Similar looking species: Chestnut-winged Babbler

Habitat: Forest and wooded area.

Behaviour/Ecology: Gregarious and forages near the ground.

Local Status: Common resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Sentosa.

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References:
BirdLife International. (2016). Mixornis gularis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22735162A95104150.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
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.