Species of Thailand

Dark-backed sibia

Malacias melanoleucus, Edward Blyth, 1859

(In Thai: นกหางรำดำ)

The dark-backed sibia (Heterophasia melanoleuca) is a bird species in the family Leiothrichidae. In former times it was included the black-headed sibia, H. desgodinsi. Together with most other sibias, it is sometimes separated in the genus Malacias. It is found in China, Myanmar and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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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
Leiothrichidae
Genus
Malacias
Species
Malacias melanoleucus

Common names

  • English: Dark-backed sibia
  • Thai: นกหางรำดำ

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Heterophasia melanoleuca
Dark-backed sibia
Heterophasia melanoleuca

Range Map

Distribution map of Dark-backed sibia, Malacias melanoleucus in Thailand
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Huai Nam Dang National Park
  • Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Op Khan National Park
  • Pha Daeng National Park
  • Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
  • Phu Kradueng National Park
  • Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Malacias melanoleucus in Thailand