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(Stachyris nigricollis) 黑喉穗鹛
Size: 16 cm - Ex/RB
A dark, stout-billed Stachyris-babbler: Lores and forecrown black with fine white streaks, shading to dark olive-brown crown.Face black, ear-coverts grey with short white postocular eyestripe.Black throat with short but broad submoustachial streak and narrow white and black necklace.Breast and belly grey, vent dark olive-chestnut.Upperparts rufous-chestnut.Sexes similar, juveniles duller than adults.
Undergrowth and egde of primary and secondary evergreen forest. Also in selectively and heavily logged forest, swamp-forest and overgrown rubber plantations. Lowlands to 460m in mainland Asia, up to 1400m on Sumatra. Feeds on invertebrates. Usually seen foraging in low vegetation, sometimes together with White-necked Babbler. Breeding season from May to July in southeast Asia, April to August in Borneo. The nest is a dome with a loose canopy of dry leaves, made of fibrous material. It's placed on or close to the ground in dense undergrowth. Lays 2 white eggs. Brood parasitism by Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo reported.
Extinct resident breeder in Singapore.
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- [2012-06-04 10:40]
Hola Ang, que belleza de foto y de especie, registrada magistralmente, me gusta mucho la luz, el color, la composición y la profundidad de esta bellísima foto, felicitaciones...
With its bright eye and very sharp and clear foliage this is a fine shot,I might have cropped just a little off the LH side to aid the composition.
Beautiful bird in fine pose and composition.Sharp and clear,wonderful colours and details.Thank You
- [2012-06-05 17:01]
love the dof, beautiful colors.
very well done!