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 Avidiversity  AVITOPIA - Rail-Babblers

Scientific system: Howard et al.

Familia: Eupetidae

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The only species of the family of Rail-babblers occurs on the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo. The body size is 28 cm to 30 cm. The bird has a long thin neck, long dark bill, long legs, and a long tail. Its shape and its movements are reminiscent of a rail. Its habitat is woodland and marshland. Rail-babblers are shy and secretive ground dwellers who prefer to run rather than fly when disturbed. Little is known about breeding biology, except that the clutch size is 2 eggs.

Androphobus

     viridis - Papuan Whipbird

Psophodes

     olivaceus - Eastern Whipbird (5)
     nigrogularis - Western Whipbird (2)
     leucogaster - Mallee Whipbird
     cristatus - Chirruping Wedgebill (2)
     occidentalis - Chiming Wedgebill (1)

Ptilorrhoa

     leucosticta - Spotted Jewel-babbler (3)
     caerulescens - Blue Jewel-babbler (2)
     castanonota - Chestnut-backed Jewel-babbler (4)

Eupetes

     macrocerus - Malaysian Rail-babbler (4)

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