White-chested Babbler

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Scientific Name: Pellorneum rostratum
Malay Name: Kekicau-Telunjuk Dada Putih
Chinese Name: 白胸雅鹛

Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.

Polytypic. Subspecies are: rostratum, macropterum.

Local Subspecies: rostratum

Size: 15-16.5 cm

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: Rare resident

Conservation Status: Near Threatened (BirdLife International 2016)

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BirdLife International. (2016). Trichastoma rostratum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 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.