, Malia grata
Collar, N. J. & Robson, C. 2007. Family Timaliidae (Babblers) Pp. 70 - 291 in; del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Christie, D.A. eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World
, Vol. 12. Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. is a medium-sized (approximately 29 cm long) babbler-like passerine
. It has an olive-green plumage, yellowish head and chest, and pinkish-brown bill
. The young is duller than adult. It is the only member in the genus Malia
An Indonesian endemic
, the Malia is restricted to montane forests of Sulawesi
. Usually, it is found in pairs or small groups of three to seven birds. The diet consists mainly of insects, beetles and other arthropods
of this species is not certainly known. The Malia has bulbul
-like plumage characters, but its behavior is similar to Old World babblers
' and it may be a relative of theirs.
Widespread and common in its habitat and range, the Malia is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List
of Threatened Species.