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Alternative names: Scaly-breasted Thrush-Babbler; White-breasted Illadopsis
14cm (5Â½ in). A Thrush-like Babbler:
 Confusion species
Distinguished from very similar Pale-breasted Illadopsis mainly by voice. Note also the less defined breastband, the longer and paler legs and the shorter rictal bristles.
Found in central Africa: Northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, southeastern Central African Republic, southern South Sudan, Uganda, western Kenya, and northwestern Tanzania; northwestern Angola
Dense ground cover in lowland primary forest, seasonal swamp-forest and transitional forest. Up to 2000m in Uganda.
Feeds on invertebrates (ants, small beetles, worker and soldier termites, caterpillars, milipedes, small snails).
Breeding season all year in Democratic Republic of the Congo. There is only one nest described which was a loose shallow cup made of rotting leaves. It was placed on the ground under a fern. Lays 2 eggs.
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