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Short-tailed Babbler

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-[[Image:Short-tailed_Babbler.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by kctsang<br />Photo taken: Singapore.]]+[[Image:Filtered ND4 8120 - Copy.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|jweeyh|jweeyh}}<br />[[Singapore]], March 2018]]
;[[:Category:Malacocincla|Malacocincla]] malaccensis ;[[:Category:Malacocincla|Malacocincla]] malaccensis
==Identification== ==Identification==
-With 14cm like a small version of [[Abbott's Babbler]]:+With 13·5–15·5 cm (5¼-6 in) like a small version of [[Abbott's Babbler]]:
* Ochrous-brown crown * Ochrous-brown crown
* Nape, mantle and back paler * Nape, mantle and back paler
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* Very short and often cocked tail * Very short and often cocked tail
* Thin bill * Thin bill
-* Greyish ear-coverts+* Greyish ear-[[Topography#General Anatomy|coverts]]
-* Blackish moustachial stripe+* Blackish [[Topography#Heads|moustachial]] stripe
===Confusion species=== ===Confusion species===
[[Ashy-headed Babbler]] is very similar, but ranges don't overlap. [[Abbott's Babbler]] is bigger, has a longer tail and a thicker bill. [[Ashy-headed Babbler]] is very similar, but ranges don't overlap. [[Abbott's Babbler]] is bigger, has a longer tail and a thicker bill.
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Locally common in its range, but patchily distributed. Locally common in its range, but patchily distributed.
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
 +Has been considered to form a superspecies with [[Ashy-headed Babbler]]. Both species have been placed in genus [[:Category:Trichastoma|Trichastoma]].<br />
 +Clements now places this species in the genus [[:Category:Pellorneum|Pellorneum]].
 +====Subspecies====
Two subspecies recognized: Two subspecies recognized:
* ''M. m. malaccensis'' from southern [[Thailand]] to Peninsular [[Malaysia]], [[Sumatra]], Anambas Island and Natuna Island * ''M. m. malaccensis'' from southern [[Thailand]] to Peninsular [[Malaysia]], [[Sumatra]], Anambas Island and Natuna Island
* ''M. m. poliogenys'' on [[Borneo]], Bangka and Belitung * ''M. m. poliogenys'' on [[Borneo]], Bangka and Belitung
-Has been considered to form a superspecies with [[Ashy-headed Babbler]]. Both species have been placed in genus [[:Category:Trichastoma|Trichastoma]].<br />+ 
-Clements now places this species in the genus [[:Category:Pellorneum|Pellorneum]].+
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
Moist lowland forests. Also in secondary growth, scrub, thickets and overgrown rubber plantations. Up to 1000m. Moist lowland forests. Also in secondary growth, scrub, thickets and overgrown rubber plantations. Up to 1000m.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
-Feeds on insects. Forages on or just above the ground. Usually seen singly or in pairs.<br />+====Diet====
-Breeding season from February to September. The nest is a neat cup made of fine twigs, root fibres or leaves. Lays 2-3 eggs.<br />+Feeds on insects. Forages on or just above the ground. Usually seen singly or in pairs.
 +====Breeding====
 +Breeding season from February to September. The nest is a neat cup made of fine twigs, root fibres or leaves. Lays 2-3 eggs.
 +====Movements====
Resident, no movements known. Resident, no movements known.
==References== ==References==

Revision as of 21:28, 3 March 2018

Photo by jweeyhSingapore, March 2018
Photo by jweeyh
Singapore, March 2018
Malacocincla malaccensis

Contents

Identification

With 13·5–15·5 cm (5¼-6 in) like a small version of Abbott's Babbler:

  • Ochrous-brown crown
  • Nape, mantle and back paler
  • Rufescent rump with brown upperwing
  • Very short and often cocked tail
  • Thin bill
  • Greyish ear-coverts
  • Blackish moustachial stripe

Confusion species

Ashy-headed Babbler is very similar, but ranges don't overlap. Abbott's Babbler is bigger, has a longer tail and a thicker bill.

Distribution

Found in south-east Asia from southern Thailand to Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra (with adjacent islands) and Borneo.
Locally common in its range, but patchily distributed.

Taxonomy

Has been considered to form a superspecies with Ashy-headed Babbler. Both species have been placed in genus Trichastoma.
Clements now places this species in the genus Pellorneum.

Subspecies

Two subspecies recognized:

  • M. m. malaccensis from southern Thailand to Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Anambas Island and Natuna Island
  • M. m. poliogenys on Borneo, Bangka and Belitung

Habitat

Moist lowland forests. Also in secondary growth, scrub, thickets and overgrown rubber plantations. Up to 1000m.

Behaviour

Diet

Feeds on insects. Forages on or just above the ground. Usually seen singly or in pairs.

Breeding

Breeding season from February to September. The nest is a neat cup made of fine twigs, root fibres or leaves. Lays 2-3 eggs.

Movements

Resident, no movements known.

References

  1. 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
  2. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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