Chestnut-winged Babbler

Scientific Name: Cyanoderma erythropterum
Malay Name: Kekicau-Kantan Kelip
Chinese Name: 红翅穗鹛

Range:
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra

Taxonomy:

Taxonomy:
Polytypic. Subspecies are: erythropterum, pyrrhophaeum, fulviventre.

Local Subspecies: erythropterum

Size: 12.5-13.5 cm

Identification:
Adult has chestnut brown crown, mantle, wings and tail, greyish head-sides/breast and blue orbital skin. Juvenile resembles adult but has paler plumage and duller orbital skin.

Similar looking species: Pin-striped Tit-Babbler

Habitat: Forest

Behaviour/Ecology: Forages in small groups, methodically foliage-gleaning in the middle and lower storey.

Local Status: Uncommon resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2017)

Location: Central Catchment Forest.

Photos:

External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Chestnut-winged Babbler)

References:
BirdLife International. (2017). Cyanoderma erythropterum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T103895665A118851945.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

Wells, D. R. (1999). The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula (Vol. 1). Academic Press, London.