White-headed babbler

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White-headed babbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Leiothrichidae
Genus: Turdoides
Species: T. leucocephala
Binomial name
Turdoides leucocephala
Cretzschmar, 1827

The white-headed babbler or Cretzschmar's babbler (Turdoides leucocephala) is a species of bird in the family Leiothrichidae. It is found in Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Sudan. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. Its name is sometimes confused with the yellow-billed babbler, which is alternatively called the white-headed babbler.

The name commemorates the German physician and scientist Philipp Jakob Cretzschmar who founded the Senckenberg Natural History Museum.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Turdoides leucocephala". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 94. 
  • 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.