Scientific Name: Pellorneum rostratum
Malay Name: Kekicau-Telunjuk Dada Putih
Chinese Name: 白胸雅鹛
Range: Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: rostratum, macropterum.
Local Subspecies: rostratum
Size: 15-16.5 cm
Identification: Adult has narrow bill, cold brown upperparts and clean white underparts with grey-washed breast-side. Juvenile looks similar to adult.
Habitat: Forest, swamp forest and mangroves.
Behaviour/Ecology: Feeds on small invertebrates taken from the forest floor, mainly in wet areas.
Local Status: Very rare resident
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2016)
- Bird List Revision for August 2020 (Revisions)
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
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Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (White-chested Babbler)
BirdLife International. (2016). Pellorneum rostratum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22715792A94469277.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.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). White-chested Babbler. Retrieved on May 29, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/white-chested-babbler.