Rufous-fronted babbler

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Rufous-fronted babbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Stachyridopsis
Species: S. rufifrons
Binomial name
Stachyridopsis rufifrons
Hume, 1873

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[1] 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.