Streaked Wren-babbler – calls

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“Streaked Wren-babblers (Napothera brevicaudata leucosticte) have a variety of calls (See Wells 2007 & HBW 2018). I saw pair foraging in the undergrowth, with one calling out loudly for a long period; possibly contact calls (above, below).

“The call used was the “glissading whistle pee-ou-ee” (Wells 2007). There appeared to be a response from the partner. The shrill whistle also found in the recording (not possible to edit out) is from a Pygmy Wren-babbler (Pnoepyga pusilla).

Calls above, Sonogram & Waveform below.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
18th October 2017

Location: 1,600-1,700m ASL, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail through primary jungle

Wells, D.R. (2007) The birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula: Vol. 2 (Passarines). Christopher Helm, London.
2. Collar, N. & Robson, C. (2018). Streaked Wren-babbler (Turdinus brevicaudatus). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona 2018.

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