October 9, 2016 – Malaysian Rail-babbler, Rail-babbler, or Malay Scrub-robin (Eupetes macrocerus)

Found in Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei, these birds have been placed in several different families, but may be most closely related to the rockjumpers and picathartes. Spending most of their time on the forest floor, they forage for insects and spiders. They nest in late January and early February, building loose, shallow cups from plant fibers. They are classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN due to habitat loss and degradation from logging and forest fires.

You can see a video of their interesting calls here.


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