Short-tailed Babbler

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The Short-tailed Babbler is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Short-tailed Babbler Malacocincla malaccensis Central Catchment Forest Reserve, Singapore. More

“The Short-tailed Babbler (Malacocincla malaccensis) is another one of those sulky, secretive denizens of the deep dark forest, hiding under cover most of the time, flies for short distances, hops around on the forest floor like a little mammal looking for worms, grubs or other insects. The birds calls mainly at dawn and is very sweet to the ears. “The bird is an uncommon resident, restricted to the understorey of dry forests and to freshwater forests. More

A short-tailed babbler shakes its booty in a gully seep before it gets too dark and dangerous for little birds and flightless ducks to stick around and ask why. Earlier, strollers in pairs proclaimed their strident presence long before they arrived on the scene, while lovers of artifice shattered the incessant songs of cicadas with the synthesised rhythms of platonic passion. More

The Short-tailed Babbler (Malacocincla malaccensis) is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Malacocincla malaccensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. * Collar, N. J. More

Short-tailed Babbler Malacocincla malaccensis = Described by: Hartlaub (1844) Alternate common name(s): Short-tailed Jungle-babbler, Ochraceous-throated Babbler Old scientific name(s): Trichastoma malaccense Photographs Singapore - Aug 14, 2005 More

Short-tailed Babbler Malacocincla malaccensis feriatum Short-tailed Babbler Photographer : More

Images previous Short-tailed babbler imageShort-tailed babbler being held for identification © Jon HornbuckleShort-tailed babbler being held for identification Species related by - * Family group * Habitat * Conservation status * * View image slideshow * Link to this image * Email to a friend * More

* Short-tailed Babbler, Malacocincla malaccensis * Ashy-headed Babbler, Malacocincla cinereiceps * Genus Pellorneum * Brown-capped Babbler, Pellorneum fuscocapillum The Brown-capped Babbler is an endemic resident breeding bird in Sri Lanka. Its habitat is forest undergrowth and thick scrub. More

Short-tailed Babbler Malacocincla malaccensis = Singapore - Aug 14, 2005 More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Timaliidae
Genus : Malacocincla
Species : malaccensis
Authority : (Hartlaub, 1844)