Species of Thailand

Chestnut-winged babbler

Cyanoderma erythropterum, Edward Blyth, 1842

(In Thai: นกกินแมลงปีกแดง)

The chestnut-winged babbler (Cyanoderma erythropterum) is a babbler species in the family Timaliidae. It occurs in the Malay Peninsula from southern Thailand to Singapore, and in Sumatra. It inhabits forests and shrublands up to 800 m altitude. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.

It is chestnut-brown with a greyish face and underparts, and is 12.5-13.5 cm long. It feeds on small Coleoptera beetles, Phasmida insects, ants, and Hemiptera bugs.

Timalia erythroptera was the scientific name proposed by Edward Blyth in 1842 for an olive-brown babbler from Nepal.

It was later placed in the genus Stachyris, but since 2020 is recognised as a Cyanoderma species.

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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

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Timaliidae
Genus
Cyanoderma
Species
Cyanoderma erythropterum

Common names

  • Thai: นกกินแมลงปีกแดง

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Chestnut-winged babbler, Cyanoderma erythropterum in Thailand
Range map of Cyanoderma erythropterum in Thailand