Native Animals

Macronus ptilosus

Fluffy-backed Tit-babbler
NT
Near Threatened
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 52387
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Taxonomy

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  • Family
  • Genus
  • Specific Epithet
    ptilosus Jardine & Selby, 1835
  • Synonym
  • Common Name
  • Residential
    Native
The taxonomic status is pending for approval

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Description

Macronous ptilosus or Fluffy-backed Tit-babbler is a small tit-babbler species measuring around 17 cm in length. This tit-babbler has a dark brown plumage with rufous chestnut crown, black throat and olive-brown on the sides of its head (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993). The blue orbital rings and rictal areas can be seen near its eyes. When it is calling, the white spots on the sides of its neck can be seen. Usually, this bird moves solitary or in pairs near the ground. Because of its skulking habits (always keeping out of sight), this tit-babbler is more often heard than seen.

The Fluffy-backed Tit-babbler occurs in Brunei, Malaysia, Sumatra and Thailand, where it is usually found in forest and forest edges (BirdLife International. 2016). Presently, the population of this species is decreasing owing to illegal logging and land conversion of its habitat. It is categorised as Near Threatened under the IUCN Red List. 

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Resident
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
3.1
2013 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
3.1
2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
N/A
2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
N/A
2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
N/A
2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
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

Biodiversity Experts

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Abdul Rahman (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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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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  • PM
Ismail Bin Hj. Mamat (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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  • Invasive Alien Species
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Meor Amran Bin Meor Zulkifilee (Mr.)
Birdgroup Taman Negara (BGTN)
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Mohammad Shahfiz Azman (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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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)
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Rosli Ramli (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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Yeap Chin Aik (Mr.)
Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)
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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Alwani, N.Z., Shahfiz, M.A., Faradiana, N.M.F., Nor Hazwani, A.R. & Kaviarasu, M. (2019). Checklist of Avifauna at Selected Ecological Corridors in Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 34, 105-117. https://www.wildlife.gov.my/images/document/penerbitan/jurnal/jilid34/9_Alwani_et_al_2019_pg105_117.pdf
  2. Faradiana, N.M.F., Shahfiz, M.A., Kaviarasu, M., Nor Hazwani, A.R. & Alwani, N.Z. (2019). Checklist on small vertebrates at Bukit Tarek Forest Reserve, Selangor. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 34. https://www.wildlife.gov.my/index.php/en/penerbitan/379-jilid-34-2019
  3. Ramli, R., Daicus, B. & Hashim, R. (2005). A Preliminary Checklist of Birds of Lubuk Tapah, Endau-Rompin National Park, Johor, Malaysia. The Forests and Biodiversity of Selai Endau-Rompin. pp. 205-210. http://agris.upm.edu.my:8080/dspace/handle/0/7308
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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.
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  3. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Azmi, N., Nor Hasliza, M.B. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Simpan Gunung Tebu, Terengganu: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 343.
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  13. Omar, R. (2018). Birds of the Forests of Peninsular Malaysia: A Photographic Guide. Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, Malaysia. pp. 351.
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Acknowledgements :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, Ms. Anis Syafiqah Binti Mohamad Amir Hamzah, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Mrs. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Muhammad Al Zahri

Species Citation :- Macronus ptilosus. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/52387. [Retrieved 01 March 2024].

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