Scientific Name: Pellorneum malaccense
Malay Name: Kekicau Ekor Pendek Biasa
Chinese Name: 短尾雅鹛
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo
Polytypic. Subspecies are: malaccense, saturatum, poliogene.
Local Subspecies: malaccense
Size: 13.5-15.5 cm
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.
Local Status: Uncommon resident.
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Central Catchment Forest.
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