Native Animals

Pnoepyga pusilla

Pygmy Cupwing
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 22326
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Pygmy Wren-babbler or Kekicau-rimba Kerdil in Malay is a small size bird with tailless appearance measuring around 9 cm in length. It has dark brown upperpart with pale spotting on wings and its lowers back. The underparts are whitish with black scaly markings. It utters a high pitch whistle of ‘peeeeeee-peeeeeee’ (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993; Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012). 

This bird is widely distributed across the Oriental region which ranges from the Himalayas, southern China through South-East Asia and the Peninsular Malaysia to Sumatra and Java. This species can be found in the montane forest where it inhabits the ground storey. It can also be seen along the forest paths (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993; Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012). 

 

 

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A

Location

by State Location
  • Pahang 2
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Abdul Rahman (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Forest
  • Protected Areas
  • Wildlife Trade
  • PM
Azmi Mat Ali (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Wildlife Trade
  • PM
Farah Shafawati Mohd Taib (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Rodents
  • Treeshrews
  • Squirrels
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
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  • Taxonomy
  • PM
Ismail Bin Hj. Mamat (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Birds
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  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Meor Amran Bin Meor Zulkifilee (Mr.)
Birdgroup Taman Negara (BGTN)
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  • Forest
  • Management
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  • PM
Mohammad Shahfiz Azman (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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  • Awareness
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Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Rahmah Binti Ilias (Mrs.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
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  • PM
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Rosli Ramli (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
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Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Book
  1. MNS Bird Conservation Council. 2015. A Checklist of the Birds of Malaysia Second Edition. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society - Bird Conservation Council, Malaysia. pp. 60.
  2. Jeyarajasingam, A. & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford. pp. 449.
  3. Strange, M. & Jeyarajasingam, A. (1993). A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Sun Tree Publishing, Singapore. pp. 270.
  4. Latiff, A., Maimon, A., Norhayati, A. & Jumaat, H.A. (2009). Bukit Fraser: Crown of the Titiwangsa Range. Penerbitan Pusat Penyelidikan Bukit Fraser, UKM, Bangi, Malaysia.
  5. Jamaludin, H., Yatim, H.S.H., Abu Hashim, A.K., Saaban, S., Hassan, H., Othman, A. & Mohd Nor, D.H. (2007). Avifauna: Taman Negara: Senarai Spesies. Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara Malaysia (PERHILITAN), Malaysia. pp. 44.
  6. Omar, R. (2018). Birds of the Forests of Peninsular Malaysia: A Photographic Guide. Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, Malaysia. pp. 351.
  7. Rosla, M. (2014). Burung-burung di Semenanjung Malaysia: Hak Milik Kita yang Terlepas Pandang, Volume 1. Red Door To Hunt, Malaysia. pp. 369.
Chapter in book
  1. Idris, A.B. (2010). Diversity of Flora and Fauna of Fraser's Hill, Pahang. In Jumaat, H.A., Gasim, M.B., Sakawi, Z., Er, A.C., Zulfahmi, A.R., Tambi, N. & Juhari, M.A.A. (Eds.), Bio-kejuruteraan Penilaian Ekosistem & Spesies 2010, Bukit Fraser: Kesihatan Persekitaran untuk Kesejahteraan Masa Hadapan. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia & Tourism Pahang, Perbadanan Kemajuan Bukit Fraser. pp. 33-43.
Magazine/Bulletin
  1. MALAYSIA - Birdwatching Paradise (October 2015). Tourism Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, Malaysia. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  2. Malaysian Whistling Thrush Myophonus robinsoni —Field Identification, Distribution and Conservation Concerns. BirdingASIA, Vol. 14 (2010). Oriental Bird Club

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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