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Melodious Babbler Malacopteron palawanense  
Melodious Babbler
Photographer : © Christian Artuso
Location :Zigzag Road, Palawan, Philippines
Date : 6 January 2012
English synonyms:Palawan Babbler, Palawan Tree Babbler, Red-headed Tree Babbler, Red-headed Tree-Babbler
Bird Family :Timaliidae - Babblers, Babaxes, Mesia, Leiothrix, Cutias, Barwings, Minlas, Fulvettas, Crociases, Sibias, Yuhinas, Myzornis, Parrotbills & Rhabdornises
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :A Palawan endemic skulking babbler, although this species spends more time in dense understorey than on the forest floor per se. I was lucky to snap this photo of this bird in dense bamboo. - CA