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Species of Thailand

Scaly-crowned babbler

Malacopteron cinereum

Thomas Campbell Eyton, 1839

In Thai: นกกินแมลงหัวแดงเล็ก

The scaly-crowned babbler (Malacopteron cinereum) is a species of bird in the family Pellorneidae.

It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.

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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

Malacopteron cinereum

Common names

  • Thai: นกกินแมลงหัวแดงเล็ก

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (ONEP)

- NT (cinereum)/LC (indochinense) -


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Scaly-crowned babbler

Range Map

Distribution map of Scaly-crowned babbler, Malacopteron cinereum in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Lak - Lam Ru National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Tai Rom Yen National Park
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Ton Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Malacopteron cinereum in Thailand