Eupetes macrocerus Temminck, 1831, Padang, Sumatra.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Malaysian rail-babbler; French: Eupиte а longue queue; German: Rallenlдufer; Spanish: Hablantнn Malayo.
11.4 in (29 cm). Brownish plumage with black legs and bill, white brow stripe and black eye stripe, sometimes with bluish stripe underneath.
E. m. macrocerus: Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia, Sumatra; E. m. borneensis: Borneo. Lives up to 3,300 ft (1,000 m).
Broad-leaved evergreen forest in lowland and hills.
Very shy. Drawn-out monotone whistle heard much more than bird is seen. Walks on forest floor, jerking head like chicken; runs with great speed, holding the head up and the tail depressed.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Eats insects and other small ground invertebrates.
Breeds January–July, laying two eggs.
Scarce to locally fairly common resident. Considered Near Threatened by the IUCN and Birdlife International owing to extensive logging in parts of its range.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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