Sumatran babbler

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Sumatran babbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pellorneidae
Genus: Pellorneum
Species: P. buettikoferi
Binomial name
Pellorneum buettikoferi
(Vorderman, 1892)
  • Trichastoma buettikoferi

The Sumatran babbler (Pellorneum buettikoferi) is a species of bird in the Pellorneidae family.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is endemic to Indonesia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. It used to be considered a subspecies of the buff-breasted babbler.


  • BirdLife International 2005. Trichastoma buettikoferi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007.
  • 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.
  • Wells, D.R., P. Andrew, and A.B. v. d. Berg. 2001. Systematic notes on Asian birds. 21. Babbler jungle: a re-evaluation of the 'pyrrogenys' group of Asian pellorneines (Timaliidae). Zoologische Verhandeligen 335: 235-252