Scientific Name: Trichastoma rostratum
Malay Name: Kekicau-Telanjur 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
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.
Ecology/Behaviour: Feeds on small invertebrates taken from the forest floor, mainly in wet areas.
Local Status: Rare resident
Conservation Status: Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)
Location: On the mainland, it may still occur at Nee Soon Swamp Forest. An uncommon resident at suitable habitats in Pulau Tekong.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2