Chestnut-winged babbler

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Chestnut-winged babbler
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Cyanoderma
C. erythropterum
Binomial name
Cyanoderma erythropterum
(Blyth, 1842)

The chestnut-winged babbler (Cyanoderma erythropterum) is a babbler species in the family Timaliidae. It occurs in the Malay Peninsula from southern Thailand to Singapore, and in Sumatra. The grey-hooded babbler (C. bicolor) of Borneo was formerly considered conspecific.[2] It inhabits forests and shrublands up to 800 m (2,600 ft) altitude. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.[1]

It is chestnut-brown with a greyish face and underparts, and is 12.5–13.5 cm (4.9–5.3 in) long. It feeds on small Coleoptera beetles, Phasmida insects, ants, and Hemiptera bugs.[3]

Timalia erythroptera was the scientific name proposed by Edward Blyth in 1842 for an olive-brown babbler from Nepal.[4] It was later placed in the genus Stachyris, but since 2020 is recognised as a Cyanoderma species.[5][3]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2017). "Cyanoderma erythropterum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T103895665A118851945. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T103895665A118851945.en. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Species Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-05-28.
  3. ^ a b Collar, N. J.; Robson, C. (2021). "Chestnut-winged Babbler (Cyanoderma erythroptera)". In del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J.; Christie, D. A.; de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 2: Passerines. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. doi:10.2173/bow.chwbab1.02.
  4. ^ Blyth, E. (1842). "Report from the Curator". The Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. 11 (128): 788–799.
  5. ^ Moyle, R. G.; Andersen, M. J.; Oliveros, C. H.; Steinheimer, F. D.; Reddy, S. (2012). "Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Core Babblers (Aves: Timaliidae)". Systematic Biology. 61 (4): 631–651. doi:10.1093/sysbio/sys027. PMID 22328569.

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