Species of Thailand
Binomial name: Malacocincla malaccensis, Gustav Hartlaub, 1844
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.
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Videos of Short-tailed babbler
- Malacocincla malaccensis
Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)
- Bang Lang National Park
- Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Banthad Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
- Khao Luang National Park
- Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Sok National Park
- San Kala Khiri National Park
- Sri Phang-nga National Park
- Thale Ban National Park
- Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Malacocincla malaccensis in Thailand
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