Scaly-crowned babbler

Scaly-crowned babbler
Malacopteron cinereum

Photo by Peter Ericsson (Oriental Bird Images)

Common name:
scaly-crowned babbler (en); zaragateiro-de-barrete-escamado (pt); akalat à calotte maillée (fr); tordina coroniescamada (es); rotstirn-zweigtimalie (de)

Order Passeriformes
Family Timaliidae

This species is found from Vietnam and Thailand to the Indonesian islands of Borneo, Sumatra and Java.

These birds are 16 cm long and weigh 14-21 g.

The scaly-croned babbler is mostly found in moist tropical forests, also using swamp forests and second growths.

They are mainly insectivorous.

There is no available information on the reproduction of the scaly-crowned babbler.

IUCN status – LC (Least Concern)
This species has a very large breeding range and is described as common. The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any current declines or substantial threats.

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