Sooty-capped babbler

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Sooty-capped babbler
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pellorneidae
Genus: Malacopteron
M. affine
Binomial name
Malacopteron affine
(Blyth, 1842)

The sooty-capped babbler (Malacopteron affine) is a member of the family Pellorneidae. It occurs in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, [[Thailand, and Singapore.

The sooty-capped babbler is also known in Malay as rimba tinjau belukar. Its main diet is small insects.

It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Malacopteron affine". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22715876A94472803. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22715876A94472803.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.