Feeding ecology and diet

Pseudo babblers are scansorial insectivores. Each group holds to permanent feeding territories of about 124 acres (5-50 ha) or more year round, depending on productivity, and spends as much as 75% of the day foraging. They use the long bill to toss about in litter, dig and hammer in the ground, and probe the trunks and branches of shrubs and small trees. They eat a range of small to medium-sized arthropods, including beetles, katydids, spiders, crickets, centipedes, termites, grubs, and caterpillars. Seeds, buds, and small reptiles are eaten occasionally. Large prey may be shared among members of a group.

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