Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Chestnut‑capped Babbler Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Stachyris nigriceps
Family : Timaliidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Bushes, Grassland
Description : The Chestnut-capped Babbler is a thick-necked, olive-brown passerine with a bright chestnut cap (length 17 cm, weight 17 g, wing 6 cm, bill 2 cm, tarsus 2.4 cm, tail 6.8 cm). Its male is bigger than the female. Both sexes have olive-brown upperparts including the longish graduated tail. It has a bright chestnut cap, white forehead and supercilium, and a black mask covering the lores and around the eye. The cheeks throat and breast are white with fine black streaks and the sides of the neck are grey. The belly is buff, the flanks and vent are buffish-olive, and tail has faint chestnut bars. The bill is thick, stubby and black, it has a reddish-brown iris, the legs and feet are dark brown with yellowish soles. It feeds mainly on insects. It breeds in March-October.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Scott Connop(www.xeno-canto.org/Scott Connop), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.