Sumatran Babbler

Sumatran Babbler / Pellorneum buettikoferi

Sumatran Babbler

Here the details of the Sumatran Babbler named bird below:

SCI Name:  Pellorneum buettikoferi
Protonym:  Trichostoma büttikoferi Natuurk.Tijdschr.Neder.Ind. 29 p. 230
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Pellorneidae /
Taxonomy Code:  sumbab1
Type Locality:  Lampung district, southern Sumatra.
Publish Year:  1892
IUCN Status:  


(Pellorneidae; Ϯ Puff-throated Babbler P. ruficeps) Gr. πελλος pellos  dark-coloured, dusky; ορνεον orneon  bird  < ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Genus, PELLORNEUM*.   ...   Bill moderate, straight, somewhat conic; the tip notched.  Gonys ascending.  Frontal feathers small, rigid, directed forward.  Rictus bristled.  Wings very short, much rounded.  Tail moderate, graduated.  Tarsus and middle toe of equal length; lateral toes much shorter, equal.  Anterior claws very small, and but slightly curved.  Hinder toe shorter than the middle.  Anterior scales scarcely divided.   Type.—Pellorneum ruficeps, above brown, beneath fulvous white, striped with brown; chin white immaculate; front and crown rufous.  Inhabits India. MUS. NOST.   OBS.—This genus represents, or rather passes into Phyllastrephus; thus connecting the Crateropodinæ and the Brachypodinæ. From the former it is distinguished by its more slender thrush-like feet, its small slightly curved claws, &c. The general appearance of the only species I have yet seen, and which is from India, is that of a small thrush, but resembling a Timalia.   ...   *Th. πελλος fuscus, et ορνεον avis." (Swainson 1831).
Var. Pelorneum, Pellornium.
Synon. Bessethera, Cinclidia, Drymocataphus, Scotocichla.

Dr Johann Büttikofer (1850-1927) Swiss zoologist, collector in Liberia and Borneo, Curator of Royal Zoological Mus., Leiden 1884-1897, Director of Zoological Gardens, Rotterdam 1897-1924 (syn. Accipiter minullus, subsp. Arachnothera longirostra, subsp. Burhinus vermiculatus, Cinnyris, syn. Columba iriditorques, syn. Dryocopus javensis, syn. Ketupa ketupu minor, syn. Malacocincla abbotti concreta, Trichastoma).