Several former subspecies of this bird have now been recognized as good species. They are: pale-throated wren-babbler (S. kinneari), Chin Hills wren-babbler (S. oatesi) and grey-bellied wren-babbler (S. reptatus). Together, the group was collectively known as the long-tailed wren-babbler.
The natural habitats of the long-tailed wren-babbler are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. Following the splitting of the newly recognized species, the populations remaining in S. chocolatinus are small enough to warrant uplisting to near threatened status, from the previous IUCN assessment of least concern.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Spelaeornis chocolatinus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.old-form url
- Naga wren-babbler is the name used in Pamela C. Rasmussen and John C. Anderton's Birds of South Asia. The Ripley Guide (2005) ISBN 84-87334-67-9
- Richard Grimmett; Carol Inskipp & Tim Inskipp (2013). Birds of the Indian Subcontinent: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and the Maldives. Helm Field Guides. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 356. ISBN 9781408162644.
- BLI (2004, 2008)
- BirdLife International (BLI) (2008b): [2008 IUCN Redlist status changes]. Retrieved 23 May 2008.
- Collar, N.J. & Robson, C. (2007): Family Timaliidae (Babblers). In: del Hoyo, Josep; Elliott, Andrew & Christie, D.A. (eds.): Handbook of Birds of the World, Volume 12 (Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees): 70-291. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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