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Rufous-fronted babbler

Binomial name: Stachyridopsis rufifrons, Allan Octavian Hume, 1873

The Rufous-fronted Babbler (Stachyridopsis rufifrons) is a species of bird in the Old World babbler family. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand in moist lowland forests, grass or bamboo up to 2,100 m altitude.

This 12 cm long babbler has a rufous crown, grey supercilium, brown upperparts and pale buff underparts. the juvenile has a paler crown and underparts.

The song is a piping tuh tuh-tuh-tuh-tuh-tuh, and the alarm call is a rolled wirrri.

An extirpated endemic Thailand form was formerly separated as Deignan's Babbler Stachyris rodolphei (Deignan, 1939), but is now considered as conspecific with to Rufous-fronted Babbler.

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Scientific classification

Stachyridopsis rufifrons

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Rufous-fronted babbler, Stachyridopsis rufifrons in Thailand

Range map of Stachyridopsis rufifrons in Thailand

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

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