Grey-headed Babbler – calls and social organisation

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“Saw up to 6 Grey-headed Babblers (Stachyris poliocephala) together in a social foraging or family group (information on social organisation limited). Images were poor (below) due to thick canopy but birds were observed for some time with calls frequently heard.

BabblerGrHd [AmarSingh]

“The classic call – a “chit-tiwi-wioo-iwee” (Robson) followed by an intense “high-pitched rattle” (Wells) can be heard below. The ‘high-pitched rattle’ was a response call.

BabblerGrHd-sonogram [AmarSingh]

“Waveform and sonogram are shown above.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
9th July 2016

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle


Addendum: Another image of the the Grey-headed Babbler (Stachyris poliocephala) photographed at the foothills of the primary jungle at Taiping, Perak, Malaysia on 18th February 2019.




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