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Species of Thailand

Ashy Tailorbird

Orthotomus ruficeps, René Primevère Lesson, 1830

(In Thai: นกกระจิบหัวแดง)

The ashy tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficeps) is a species of bird formerly placed in the "Old World warbler" assemblage, it but now placed in the family Cisticolidae.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, Vietnam.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical mangrove forest.

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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Orthotomus ruficeps

Common names

  • Thai: นกกระจิบหัวแดง

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Ashy Tailorbird
Ashy Tailorbird (Orthotomus ruficeps cineraceus)

Range Map

Distribution map of Ashy Tailorbird, Orthotomus ruficeps in Thailand
  • Ao Phang-Nga National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hat Chao Mai National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khuan Khanun District, Phatthalung
  • Ko Samui District, Surat Thani
  • Mu Ko Phetra National Park
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Pattani District, Pattani
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • Mueang Phuket District, Phuket
  • Mueang Satun District, Satun
  • Pak Phanang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Phi Phi Islands
  • Similan Islands
  • Sirinat National Park
  • Su-ngai Kolok District, Narathiwat
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Tha Phae District, Satun
  • Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area
Range map of Orthotomus ruficeps in Thailand