Posts belonging to Category Babblers

White-chested Babbler

White-chested Babbler by Ck Leong

Babblers are really difficult to digiscope and this White-chested Babbler Trichostoma rostratum is no different.  However it is a noisy bird and easy to find especially along rivers and wet areas in lowland forest.  At 15cm, it makes up its lack of size with its loud call.  Birders who complain about unimaginative common names will probably let this one go.

Chestnut-winged Babbler

The Chestnut-winged Babbler Stachyris erythroptera is probably the most common babbler in Borneo.  It moves around in small groups in both primary and secondary lowland forest with a preference for the lower canopy.  Individuals keep in touch by their soft rolling calls while moving through the vegetation.