Puff-throated Babbler

Puff-throated Babbler
Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps shanense, Nabang–Xima Trail (24.768317, 97.578952), Yunnan, China, elev. 500 m (1,640 ft.), January. Puff-throated Babbler occurs from India to Peninsular Malaysia. In China, three races, all in Yunnan: shanense west of Mekong River, oreum between Mekong and Red River, and vividum east of Red River (MacKinnon 2022). Hops and runs on ground, stopping to rummage through dead leaves for insects. Has puffy white throat, rufescent crown, and bold brown streaking on breast and flanks. (Craig Brelsford)
Puff-throated Babbler
Puff-throated Babbler P. r. shanense showing olive-brown uppparts and comparatively long tail. Nabang–Xima Trail (24.769435, 97.583115), Yunnan, elev. 430 m (1,400 ft.), January. (Craig Brelsford)


Collar, N.J. and C. Robson (2007). Family Timaliidae (Babblers). Pp. 111, 194 in del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., & Christie, D.A. eds. (2007). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 12. Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Grimmett, Richard, Carol Inskipp, Tim Inskipp, and Sherub (2019). Birds of Bhutan and the Eastern Himalayas. Puff-throated Babbler, p. 266. Bloomsbury, London.

MacKinnon, John (2022). Guide to the Birds of China. Puff-throated Babbler, p. 340. Oxford University Press.

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