Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Short Tailed Babbler


Loc: Taman Negara, Pahang

The Short-tailed Babbler (Malacocincla malaccensis) is a species of bird in the family Pellorneidae.It is found in Peninsular Malaysia,Singapore, and Thailand as well as the islands of Sumatra and Borneo (and some of the smaller surrounding islands).
Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests. The species is generally solitary, not joining larger mixed-species flocks, instead foraging as singles or pairs. They forage in the understory on the ground on a variety of insects including beetles, grasshoppers, and ants. Like other babblers they will use their foot to grasp food items, an unusual behaviour for passerine birds.

The Short-tailed Babbler is locally common at a number of places within its range but is considered near-threatened due to the loss of lowland forest in its range. ( Source by: Wikipedia )

3 comments:

katie sutcliffe said...

Hi there I am writing a book on birds for a school project could you allow me access to use the photo of the short tailed babler above, I will give credits of course. Thanks a lot this is a really cool blog!
-Katie Sutcliffe

Zul Ya Birder said...

Thanks Katie...you are most welcome. Happy sharing with you.

Zul Ya Birder said...

Thanks Katie...you are most welcome. Happy sharing with you.