Thai National Parks

Birds of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Rufous-tailed shama

Binomial name: Trichixos pyrropygus, René-Primevère Lesson, 1839

The Rufous-tailed Shama (Trichixos pyrropygus) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Trichixos.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

This article uses material from Wikipedia released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike Licence 3.0. Eventual photos shown in this page may or may not be from Wikipedia, please see the license details for photos in photo by-lines.

Scientific classification

Trichixos pyrropygus


  • Trichixos pyrropyga pyrropyga, BirdLife International (2000)
  • Trichixos pyrropyga pyrropyga, Charles Gald Sibley & Burt Leavelle Monroe (1990)
  • Trichixos pyrropyga, René-Primevère Lesson (1839)
  • Copsychus pyrropygus

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

No photo for this species yet

Distribution map of Rufous-tailed shama, Trichixos pyrropygus in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary

Range map of Trichixos pyrropygus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

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

Contribute or get help with ID

Please help us improving our species range maps. To add a new location to the range map we need a clear image of the specimen you have encountered. No problem if you do not know the species, we will do our best to identify it for you.

For the location, please provide the district name or the national park/ wildlife sanctuary name.

Please post your images to our Thai Species Identification Help group on Facebook.