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)
Location: Former resident on Singapore island and Pulau Ubin, now extirpated. An uncommon resident at suitable habitats in Pulau Tekong.
BirdLife International. (2016). Trichastoma rostratum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.
Wells, D. (1999). Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula. Academic Press.