Crescent-chested babbler

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Crescent-chested babbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Stachyris
Species: S. melanothorax
Binomial name
Stachyris melanothorax
(Temminck, 1823)

The crescent-chested babbler (Stachyris melanothorax) is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family. It is native to the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


  • 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.