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

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.


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

BirdLife International. (2017). Cyanoderma erythropterum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.
Wells, D. (1999). Birds of Thai-Malay Peninsula. Academic Press.