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Black-headed sibia

Binomial name: Heterophasia desgodinsi, Émile Oustalet, 1877

The Black-headed Sibia (Heterophasia desgodinsi) is a bird species in the family Leiothrichidae. In former times it was often included with the Dark-backed Sibia in H. melanoleuca. Together with most other sibias, it is sometimes separated in the genus Malacias.

It is found in China, Laos and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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Scientific classification

Heterophasia desgodinsi


  • Malacias desgodinsi

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Black-headed sibia -  Doi Inthanon National Park

Black-headed sibia - Doi Inthanon National Park

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Distribution map of Black-headed sibia, Heterophasia desgodinsi in Thailand
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park

Range map of Heterophasia desgodinsi in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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