Chestnut-capped babbler

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Chestnut-capped babbler
Chestnut-capped Babbler Baur Uttarakhand India 05.10.2014.jpg
At Baur reservoir area of Uttarakhand, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Timalia
Horsfield, 1821
Species: T. pileata
Binomial name
Timalia pileata
Horsfield, 1821

The chestnut-capped babbler (Timalia pileata) is a passerine bird of the Timaliidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Timalia.[2]


This bird is native in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.[1]

The Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve in Nepal represents the western limit of its distribution.[3]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Timalia pileata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report Timalia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  3. ^ Baral, H.S., Inskipp, C. (2009) The Birds of Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve, Nepal. Our Nature (2009) 7: 56-81 download pdf
  • Collar, N. J., Robson, C. (2007) Family Timaliidae (Babblers) pp. 70 – 291 In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Christie, D.A. (eds.) Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

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