Belonging to a typically gregarious family of birds, the flame-templed babbler frequently moves around in multi-species flocks, foraging for insects close to the ground or amongst the understorey (2) (4) (6). Sometimes methodical in its approach to foraging, this bird has been observed moving slowly amongst clumps of leaves (4) (7). While relatively inconspicuous amongst the dense undergrowth, it is most easily detected by its distinct and musical song comprised of short warbled phrases (2) (4).
In general, babblers are non-migratory, and the flame-templed babbler, with its short, rounded wings, is no exception (3) (7). The timing of the breeding season appears, from the few available records, to be highly variable, with some birds found to be in breeding condition in December and others from April through to August (7).