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Species of Thailand

Long-tailed sibia

Heterophasia picaoides, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1839

(In Thai: นกหางรำหางยาว)

The long-tailed sibia (Heterophasia picaoides) is a species of Leiothrichidae from Southeast Asia. The species was once placed in the large family Timaliidae, but that family is sometimes split with this species being placed with the laughingthrushes in the family Leiothrichidae. The species is sometimes treated as the only species in the genus Heterophasia, with the other species being placed in the genus Malacias.

Distribution and habitat

The long-tailed sibia is found from the Himalayas through South East Asia and Sumatra. It is found in evergreen forest, oak and pine forests, secondary growth, scrub with large trees and forest edge habitats.

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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

Heterophasia picaoides

Common names

  • Thai: นกหางรำหางยาว

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (ONEP)


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Long-tailed sibia
Long-tailed sibia

Range Map

Distribution map of Long-tailed sibia, Heterophasia picaoides in Thailand
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Phu Kha National Park
  • Doi Saket District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Khun Chae National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Pa Sang District, Lamphun
  • Pha Daeng National Park
  • Phu Soi Dao National Park
  • Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Heterophasia picaoides in Thailand