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Alternative name: Golden-crowned Tree-Babbler

Sterrhoptilus dennistouni

Identification

13 - 14cm. A small, slightly crested babbler.

  • Grey-olive above
  • Pale yellow-buff below
  • Strong yellow crown and throat
  • Contrasting black bill

Sexes similar, juveniles like adults.

Distribution

South-east Asia: found in the Northern Philippines (Sierra Madre Mountains of northern Luzon).
Restricted-range species. Locally quite common.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Has also been placed in Stachyris.

Habitat

Primary forest, selectively logged and degraded forest, forest edge and bamboo. Found from sea-level up to 1150m.

Behaviour

Diet

Feeds probably on invertebrates. Forages usually around 5m above the ground, in pairs or small groups. Often associated with other species.

Breeding

Breeding season probably April to July. One recorded nest was a cup of woven mosses, suspended between several branches of a bush and contained two nestlings. No other information.

Movements

A resident species.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
  1. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)

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