Pin-striped Tit-babbler – contact calls

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“The commonest babbler to encounter locally is the Pin-striped Tit-babbler (Macronus gularis gularis). I watched a pair for some time as they foraged in the morning at the fringe of this forest reserve (below).

“I personally enjoy listening to the contact calls they make. When making these calls most of the time the throat is puffed up and the beak open (below).

“About 10-15% of the time the bird arches the back and points the beak skyward when calling out (below). Sadly, the best images with the bird more upright were blur.

“The calls are described as a harsh ‘chrrrt-chrr’ or ‘chrrrt-chrr-chrri’ (Robson 2002), but are very variable. An image of sonogram and wave of a short segment is given below. A call recording here of this pair: HERE.

“An adult with a large flying insect is shown below.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
25th July 2019

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Fringe of forest reserve

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