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(Napothera brevicaudata) 短尾鹪鹛
Size: 15 cm
Location: Bukit Tinggi / Genting Highlands (Pahang/Malaysia)
A small build brown wren babbler. Deep color flack scales run from the upper back to the nape and crown. Lower part of the body brown but the small longirudinal striation, the throat has the black white longirudinal striation. Big covert and three level of feathers end obvious trifle tiny white spot. It wing has a white spot and the tail are short. Iris - brown; beak - brown; Foot – light pink color. Females are more rufous, juveniles are uniform dark brown.
A changeable sharp severe whistling tone like pew-ii or pewii-uu, stress in second. When sending out warning alarm out with a harsh chirp grasps the vocal cord gentle squawk.
It roosts under the evergreen forest vegetation, especially happy limestone area. It runs rapidly resembles the posture of a mouse. Feeds on insects, grubs and small molluscs. Usually seen in pairs or small groups. Difficult to see as it forages near the ground in dense vegetation or around rocks and boulders. Breeding season from January to July. The nest may be a cup (see picture), a semi-dome or a dome made of dead leaves, dead brackesn, grasses, rootlets and other material. It's placed on the ground, between boulders or in a hollow pile of boulders or in a mossy bank. Lays 2 - 4 eggs.
Found from northeast India to Burma, south China (Yunnan to Guangxi), Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and peninsular Malaysia.
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