- Rimator albostriatus
Disambiguation: The species Napothera rufipectus is sometimes also called Sumatran Babbler
11-13cm. A small, almost tailless streaky brown babbler:
- Very long, slightly downcurving bill
- Brown crown, nape and head side with tiny buff shaft streaks and narrow black scaling
- Long brown dorsal feathering with long buff shaft streaks
- Plain fluffy rump
- Plain brown (chestnut in nominate, dark brown in other subspecies) upperwing and tail
- Whitish throat and dark submoustachial streak and malar line (forming a double line)
- Breast and belly brown with buff whitish shaft streaks
Sexes similar. Juveniles undescribed.
Endemic to Sumatra.
Rarely recorded in its range.
This is a monotypic species.
Has been considered conspecific with Long-billed Wren-Babbler and White-throated Wren-Babbler in the past.
In Sumatra in lower montane oak-laurel forest at 1200 - 2850m.
Feeds on invertebrates.
Usually seen in pairs, skulking in undergrowth on or near the ground.
No information on breeding.
- Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
- 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
- Rasmussen, PC and JC Anderton. 2005. Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334672
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