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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

Cyanoderma erythropterum

Common names

  • Thai: นกกินแมลงปีกแดง

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Chestnut-winged babbler

Range Map

Distribution map of Chestnut-winged babbler, Cyanoderma erythropterum in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krung National Park
  • Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Pu - Khao Ya National Park
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khlong Phanom National Park
  • Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Ngao Waterfall National Park
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area
  • Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wang Mai Forest Restoration Project
  • Yan Ta Khao District, Trang
Range map of Cyanoderma erythropterum in Thailand