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The rufous-fronted babbler (Stachyridopsis rufifrons) is a species of bird in the Old World babbler family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam in moist lowland forests, grass or bamboo up to 2,100 m altitude.
This 12 cm long babbler has a rufous crown, grey supercilium, brown upperparts and pale buff underparts. the juvenile has a paler crown and underparts.
The song is a piping tuh tuh-tuh-tuh-tuh-tuh, and the alarm call is a rolled wirrri.
An extirpated endemic Thailand form was formerly separated as Deignan's babbler Stachyris rodolphei (Deignan, 1939), but is now considered as conspecific with to rufous-fronted babbler.
- Robson, Craig A Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand ISBN 1-84330-921-1
- BirdLife International 2004. Stachyris rufifrons.
- ASEAN centre for Biodiversity
- 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.