Grey­bellied Wren Babbler

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According to the recent findings of birdwatchers published by Indian BIRDS, a peer-reviewed journal of South Asian ornithology, they recorded a rare and elusive grey­bellied wren babbler.

About Grey bellied wren babbler:

  • Grey bellied wren babbler is a species of songbird named after the Lisu, the local community.
  • This is mostly found in Myanmar with some birds occurring in adjoining China and Thailand.
  • IUCN Status: Least Concern
  • Habitat: Subtropical moist montane forest. 
  • Features:
    • Dark edges to its back and crown feathers give it a scaly-looking quality.
    • Forages on ground and in undergrowth, almost always under heavy cover and rarely emerging into the open.


Q1) What is the scientific name of Grey bellied wren babbler?

The scientific name of Grey bellied wren babbler is Spelaeornis reptatus.


Q2) Where do Lisu people reside?

The Lisu people are a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group who inhabit mountainous regions of Burma (Myanmar), southwest China, Thailand, and the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.


Source: The Hindu