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Fluffy-backed tit-babbler

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Fluffy-backed tit-babbler
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Macronus
M. ptilosus
Binomial name
Macronus ptilosus
Jardine & Selby, 1835

The fluffy-backed tit-babbler (Macronus ptilosus) (Thai: นกกินแมลงหลังฟู)[2] is a species of bird in the family Timaliidae. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical swampland. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

There are two subspecies recognized by the International Ornithological Congress:[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Macronus ptilosus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22716310A94490064. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22716310A94490064.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Macronus ptilosus, Fluffy-backed tit-babbler".
  3. ^ "Babblers, scimitar babblers, ground babblers, Alcippe fulvettas – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2023-01-23.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.