Grey-chested babbler

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Grey-chested babbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Arcanatoridae
Genus: Kakamega
Mann, Burton,PJK & Lennerstedt, 1978
Species: K. poliothorax
Binomial name
Kakamega poliothorax
(Reichenow, 1900)

Alethe poliothorax Reichenow, 1900

The grey-chested babbler (Kakamega poliothorax), also known as the grey-chested kakamega or grey-chested illadopsis, is a species of bird in the family Arcanatoridae. It is the only species in its genus. It is found in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda. Its natural habitat is 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.