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)
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.