Alternative names: Indochinese Wren Babbler; Danjou's Babbler
- Jabouilleia danjoui
Includes: Naung Mung Scimitar Babbler
With 18 - 19 cm (7-7Â½ in); a medium-sized babbler1:
- Brown above, buff and white below
- Long, black, decurved bill
- Greyish-brown ear-coverts
- Brown to black moustachial and malar lines
- White throat
naungmungensis much darker than nominate
Mainly in Vietnam and adjacent southern Laos. A small population in Myanmar.
Restricted range species, generally uncommon but common locally, eg Bach Ma National Park or Ho Ke Go Nature Reserve.
The species is sometimes also placed in the genus Rimator and named Indochinese Wren Babbler1.
Clements now places this species in the genus Napothera.
Three subspecies are recognized:
- J. d. danjoui in S Vietnam
- J. d. parvirostris in Central Vietnam and adjacent S Laos
- J. d. naungmungensis in the Naung Mung area in Kachin State, Myanmar
naungmungensis is sometimes accepted as full species.
Primary and secondary broadleaf evergreen forest. Also found in rocky areas, up to 2100m.
Believed to feed on invertebrates, foraging on the ground or just above, in dense vegetation. Usually found single, in pairs or small family parties.
Breeds from January to April in Vietnam, lays 2 eggs. No other data.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- 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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