- Kenopia striata
14 - 15cm. A bold-patterned babbler:
- Black crown and nape with broad white straks on central crown and nape
- Chestnut brown upperparts with broad white streaks on mantle and smaller ones on upperwing-coverts
- Rufescent brown tail
- Orange-buff erect lore feathers
- Greyish ear-coverts
- White face and underparts
- Breast side scaled black, flanks streaked dull buffy ochre
Sexes similar, juveniles with brownish crown.
Locally found in southern Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
Generally uncommon. Good sites for this species are Taman Negara National Park and Danum Valley.
Moist lowland forests where swampy areas are preferred. Up to 750m in mainland southeast Asia, 610m in Borneo and 200m in Sumatra although sometimes recorded higher.
Feeds on small insects.
Usually seen singly or in pairs, sometimes in small groups. Forages close to the ground.
Breeding season May to October in southeast Asia. The nest is an open cup made mainly of dead leaves. It's placed up to 1m above the ground in a palm-like plant. Lays 2 eggs.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
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