Species of Thailand
Trichastoma malaccense, Gustav Hartlaub, 1844
(In Thai: นกกินแมลงป่าหางสั้น)
The short-tailed babbler (Pellorneum malaccense) 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.
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Category / Seasonal Status
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident
- Trichastoma malaccense
- Thai: นกกินแมลงป่าหางสั้น
Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)
Near Threatened (BirdLife)
Near Threatened (ONEP)
Near Threatened (BCST)