Chestnut-capped Babbler

Chestnut-capped Babbler
Chestnut-capped Babbler
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Timalia
Species: T. pileata
Binomial name
Timalia pileata
Horsfield, 1821

The Chestnut-capped Babbler (Timalia pileata) is a passerine bird of the Timaliidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Timalia.[citation needed]


It is native in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.[1]

The Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve in Nepal represents the western limit of its distribution.[2]


  • 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.
  1. ^ BirdLife International (2009) Timalia pileata. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1
  2. ^ Baral, H.S., Inskipp, C. (2009) The Birds of Sukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve, Nepal. Our Nature (2009) 7: 56-81 download pdf

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