Scientific Name: Pellorneum malaccense
Malay Name: Kekicau Ekor Pendek Biasa
Chinese Name: 短尾雅鹛 (duǎn wěi yǎ méi)
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Polytypic. Subspecies are: malaccense, poliogenis
Local Subspecies: malaccense
Size: 13.5-15.5 cm
Identification: Adult has short tail, black moustachial, grey ear-coverts, white throat and long pink feet. Juvenile resembles adult but has browner head-sides.
Habitat: Tropical moist lowland forests.
Behaviour/Ecology: Forages in the understory and on the forest floor for insects.
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)
Local Status: Uncommon resident.
Location: Central Catchment Forest.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2