Species Details


Streaked Wren-babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Malacocincla abbotti
Family : Pellorneidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : Streaked Wren-babbler is a skulky brown bird which scurries around among the leaf litter like a mouse. Dark-edged pale feathers on the back and crown give it a scaly-headed appearance. Gray-faced with rusty tinges in the wings. Subspecies in northern Myanmar and India have orange tinges to the underparts. Like other wren-babblers, typically shy and retiring, foraging in dense vegetation, though occasionally will emerge out into the open. Inhabits mid- to high-altitude forests, in which its high plaintive whistles can often be heard. This bird species has a wide distribution and is commonly found across its extensive range. It is frequently observed in the understory of broadleaved evergreen forests, forest edges, areas of secondary growth, and scrub habitats. It is a ground-dwelling bird typically found in pairs. They breed during the summer monsoon, from April to July, constructing bulky cup-shaped nests low in palm trees or undergrowth. The usual clutch consists of 3 to 5 eggs, characterized by bright salmon coloration with dark blotches and red lines. When disturbed at the nest, these birds exhibit a distinctive escape behavior, slipping over the edge, flying with laborious wing beats, and eventually hopping out of sight. They may raise more than one brood in a season.
Distribution in Bangladesh