Sooty babbler

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Sooty babbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Stachyris
Species: S. herberti
Binomial name
Stachyris herberti
(Baker, 1920)

The sooty babbler (Stachyris herberti) is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family. It is found in Laos and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  • 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.