Puff-throated Babbler – call

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“I met up with a number of Puff-throated Babblers (Pellorneum ruficeps acrum) in the early morning, actively calling out from the undergrowth as they foraged.

BabblerPTh [AmarSingh]

“They were difficult to see clearly and I had occasional glimpses (above, below).

BabblerPTh [AmarSingh]

P. r. acrum is a ‘richer’ coloured subspecies and described as ‘darker and colder upperparts’ (Wells 2007) with deeper-toned crown (HBW 2016).

“One bird called out repeatedly for ~ 70 minutes from 7.45 am with frequent response calls; they are known to call for long bouts (Wells 2007). It made the common, far reaching calls that sound like ‘wi-t-chu’ (Robson, HBW 2016).

BabblerPTh-sonogram [AmarSingh]

“The sonogram and waveform (above) and an edited, amplified recording of calls below.

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
30th December 2016

Location: Ulu Kinta Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along mixed secondary and primary jungle

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