Bold-striped tit-babbler

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Bold-striped tit-babbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Macronus
Species: M. bornensis
Binomial name
Macronus bornensis
(Bonaparte, 1850)

The bold-striped tit-babbler (Macronus bornensis) is a species of Old World babbler[2] found in Southeast Asia.


The bold-striped tit-babbler has a distinctive yellowish supercilium and rufous crown. The throat is yellowish with brown streaks.

Call is a loud repeated chonk-chonk-chonk-chonk-chonk somewhat reminiscent of a common tailorbird.


The bold-striped tit-babbler is found in Borneo, and Java.


Bold-striped tit-babblers forage in small flocks and creep and clamber in low vegetation. They breed in the pre-monsoon season from February to July and build a loose ball shaped nest made from grasses and leaves.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Macronous bornensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Collar, N. J. & Robson, C. 2007. Family Timaliidae (Babblers) Pp. 70 - 291 in; del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Christie, D.A. eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 12. Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.