Scaly-crowned babbler

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Scaly-crowned babbler
Scaly-crowned Babbler - Krung Ching - Thailand S4E3640 (14258803935) (2).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pellorneidae
Genus: Malacopteron
Species: M. cinereum
Binomial name
Malacopteron cinereum
Eyton, 1839

The scaly-crowned babbler (Malacopteron cinereum) is a species of bird in the Pellorneidae family. It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland 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.