Chestnut-winged Babbler

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

Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra

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

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

Local Status: Uncommon resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Central Catchment Forest.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
David Wells (2007) The Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula, Volume 2