About 30 cm long. Mainly brown in plumage with
black mask and cinnamon vent. Often appears in
small noisy parties of about 7 (colloquial Chinese
name is “seven sisters”)
in thick undergrowth. Loud and strident calls.
Resident. Often seen in countryside undergrowth
and major urban parks.
Often gathers in small flocks in undergrowth
and on the ground feeding on insects and fruits.
Photo: Cheung Ho Fai