Species of Thailand

Sooty-capped babbler

Malacopteron affine, Edward Blyth, 1842

(In Thai: นกกินแมลงหัวสีคล้ำ)

The sooty-capped babbler (Malacopteron affine) is a member of the family Pellorneidae.

The sooty-capped babbler is also known in Malay as rimba tinjau belukar. Its main diet is small insects.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Rare

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
Pellorneidae
Genus
Malacopteron
Species
Malacopteron affine

Common names

  • Thai: นกกินแมลงหัวสีคล้ำ

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BirdLife)

Critically Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Critically Endangered (ONEP)

Critically Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Critically Endangered (BCST)

Range Map

Distribution map of Sooty-capped babbler, Malacopteron affine in Thailand
Range map of Malacopteron affine in Thailand