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Chestnut-capped babbler

Binomial name: Timalia pileata, Thomas Horsfield, 1821

The Chestnut-capped Babbler (Timalia pileata) is a passerine bird of the Timaliidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Timalia.

Distribution

This bird is native in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve in Nepal represents the western limit of its distribution.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Timaliidae
Genus
Timalia
Species
Timalia pileata

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Chestnut-capped babbler, Timalia pileata in Thailand
  • Ban Phai District, Khon Kaen
  • Bang Phra Non-hunting Area
  • Bangkok Province
  • Bueng Boraped Non-hunting Area
  • Chae Hom District, Lampang
  • Chatturat District, Chaiyaphum
  • Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai
  • Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
  • Erawan National Park
  • Hang Chat District, Lampang
  • Kaeng Khro District, Chaiyaphum
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kamphaeng Saen District, Nakhon Pathom
  • Kanthararom District, Sisaket
  • Kantharawichai District, Maha Sarakham
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khao Yoi District, Phetchaburi
  • Khun Tan District, Chiang Rai
  • Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Mo District, Lampang
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Tha, Lampang District, Lampang
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi
  • Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
  • Mueang Lampang District, Lampang
  • Mueang Lamphun District, Lamphun
  • Mueang Maha Sarakham District, Maha Sarakham
  • Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Mueang Pan District, Lampang
  • Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi
  • Mueang Sa Kaeo District, Sa Kaeo
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Nam Phong National Park
  • Nong Bong Khai Non-hunting Area
  • Nong Han Lake
  • Nong Suea District, Pathum Thani
  • Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Pha Daeng National Park
  • Phu Chi Fa Forest Park
  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pran Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • San Sai District, Chiang Mai
  • Sop Prap District, Lampang
  • Thap Lan National Park
  • Wiang Kaen District, Chiang Rai

Range map of Timalia pileata in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

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

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