Mishmi Wren-Babbler

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is threatened by habitat loss. The species was first described based on a bird collected in 1947 but was not seen again until 2004, when a trip discovered it to be moderately common in a restricted area of Mishmi Hills in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Mishmi Wren-Babbler is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

* Mishmi Wren-Babbler (Spelaeornis badeigularis) 2 * Myzornis (Myzornis pyrrhoura) 2 * Nicobar Parakeet (Psittacula caniceps) 2 * Nicobar Serpent Eagle (Spilornis minimus) 2 * Nicobar Sparrowhawk (Accipiter butleri) 2 * Olive Bulbul (Iole virescens) 2 * Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (Dicaeum trigonostigma) 2 * Ortolan Bunting (Emberiza hortulana) 2 * Pine Bunting (Emberiza leucocephalus) 2 More

goat-antelope, or the Mishmi Wren-babbler, found nowhere else in the world. Many other unique places such as Tale Valley are hardly known or visited. This section briefly introduces the other national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of Arunachal Pradesh as well as other important wildlife areas. Habitats and species of interest are highlighted, and travel information to these areas is provided. More

rediscovered Mishmi Wren-babbler was found to be common and an array of sought-after species from elsewhere proved relatively abundant included several fine views of Blue-fronted Robin, Rusty-bellied Shortwing, Purple & Green Cochoas, Yellow-vented Warbler, Black-headed Shrike-babbler, Cachar Wedge-billed Babbler and Golden-naped Finch. More

than 25) to have seen the Mishmi Wren-babbler, a bird rediscovered in 2004 after an absence of some 60 years! We recorded several new birds for this exciting area as well as some classic Eastern Himalayan specialities such as Beautiful Nuthatch, Black-headed Shrike-babbler, Himalayan Cutia, Manipur Fulvetta, Fulvous Parrotbill, Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Coral-billed and Slender-billed Scimitar-babblers, Rufous-faced Warbler, White-naped Yuhina, Maroon-backed Accentor, Grey-headed Bullfinches, Spot-winged and Dark-rumped Rosefinches, Crimson-browed and Gold-naped Finches, Long-tailed Sibia, Yellow-billed Blue Magpies and Collared Treepie amongst other More

Mishmi Wren-babbler which was rediscovered in 2004 after an absence of some 60 years. Other possibilities range from Blyth’s Tragopan and Cachar Wedge-billed Wren-babbler to Beautiful Nuthatch and Ward’s Trogon, amongst a fine assortment of barbets, minlas, fulvettas, parrotbills and rosefinches. We will also take a boat ride at Dibru-Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary and search the tall grassland where the endemic Marsh Babbler, Black-breasted Parrotbill and Swamp Prinia can be found. More

Mishmi Wren-babbler Spelaeornis badeigularis (VU) Naga Wren-babbler (Austen More

Mishmi Wren-babbler, Spelaeornis badeigularis Bar-winged Wren-babbler, Spelaeornis troglodytoides Spotted Wren-babbler, Spelaeornis formosus Long-tailed Wren-babbler, Spelaeornis chocolatinus Tawny-breasted Wren-babbler, Spelaeornis longicaudatus Wedge-billed Wren-babbler, Sphenocichla humei * Genus Neomixis, jerys * Common Jery, Neomixis More

Mishmi Wren-Babbler (Spelaeornis badeigularis) Spotted Wren-Babbler (Spelaeornis formosus) Rufous-capped Babbler (Stachyris ruficeps) Golden Babbler (Stachyris chrysaea) Black-eared Shrike-Babbler (Pteruthius melanotis) Rusty-fronted Barwing (Actinodura egertoni) Golden-breasted Fulvetta (Alcippe chrysotis) Yellow-throated Fulvetta (Alcippe cinerea) More

of the endemic Mishmi Wren-babbler as it sang from an open perch at eye-level on the side of a bank. Wow! Only a handful of birders have been privileged to see this species since its rediscovery just a few years ago and once the bird had disappeared we duly celebrated with a few cheers and shaking of hands! Not long after all this excitement we bumped into some more target birds for these hills when an excellent large feeding flock moved across the hillside below the path. More

endemic Mishmi Wren-Babbler which is relatively common in some areas. We will spend most of our time birding the lush primary forested hillsides from the roadsides which are home to a very interesting East Himalayan specialities. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Timaliidae
Genus : Spelaeornis
Species : badeigularis
Authority : Ripley, 1948