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Brown-capped Babbler
Pellorneum fuscocapillum

Endemic. A fairly common and widespread bird except in the higher hills. Seldom seen due to its mainly ground-dwelling habits. Found in scrub jungle, primary forest and forest adjoining home gardens. Lives in pairs that maintain a territory. The song of the male is a loud, clear, three syllable whistle, often heard in the early part of the day: tw'tee-tyow with the tee higher in pitch and tyow descending. (This gives the bird the name 'Pretty Dear'). It also has a musical scolding-song whose pitch descends in a 'zig-zag' manner.

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