Rufous-capped Babbler Cyanoderma ruficeps
(aka Stachyris ruficeps)
Rufous-capped Babbler, Pele La, Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image


The Rufous-capped Babbler is distributed from eastern Nepal to central and eastern China, Taiwan and south into Indochina. It is found in forest, bamboo stands and sceondary growth - very similar habitats to Golden Babbler S. chrysaea.

Rufous-capped Babbler, Dochu La, Thimphu, Bhutan, March 2008 - click for larger image It is relatively unmarked with olive upperparts, yellow-buff underparts and a rufous crown.

There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information is available via Avibase .
Rufous-capped Babbler, Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image
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