Dark-fronted Babbler (Rhopocichla atriceps) - HBW 12, p. 156
French: Timalie à tête noire
Spanish: Timalí Frentinegro
Other common names: Black-headed/Black-fronted Babbler
Taxonomy: B[rachypteryx]. atriceps Jerdon, 1839, the Wynaad, south-west India.
Has been placed in genus Alcippe. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- atriceps ( Jerdon, 1839) - Western Ghats (from Belgaum S to Palghat Gap), in SW India.
- bourdilloni ( Hume, 1876) - SW India (Kerala and W Tamil Nadu).
- siccata Whistler, 1941 - C Sri Lanka.
- nigrifrons ( Blyth, 1849) - SW Sri Lanka.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Several views of foraging birds in the undergrowth. Locality Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka (ssp nigrifrons)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 July 2007 6 years ago 36 sec 4.2
A bird in a tree, changing its position. Locality Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India (ssp bourdilloni)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2009 5 years ago 16 sec 3.9
bird working its way up a bush Locality Horton Plains National Park, Central Province, Sri Lanka (ssp nigrifrons)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 24 August 2014 51 weeks ago 28 sec 3.8
An individual perched and looking around before moving away. Locality Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka (ssp nigrifrons)
Greg Baker 4 February 2014 1 year ago 9 sec 3
A bird buiding is nest. Locality Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka (ssp nigrifrons)
herve jacob 21 November 2012 2 years ago 19 sec 3
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A bird with a food in the bill
Locality Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 4 February 2015 21 weeks ago 4.8
on a branch
Locality Molem, South Goa District, Goa, India
Lior Kislev 2 February 2011 4 years ago 4.2
Perched in dense forest.
Locality Horton Plains National Park, Central Province, Sri Lanka (ssp nigrifrons)
Fran Trabalon 9 January 2012 3 years ago 4.1
A dorsal view of a very shy bird
Locality Gudalur, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp atriceps)
vasanthan.p.j 11 February 2012 3 years ago 4
Perched in a tree
Locality Tissamaharama, Southern Province, Sri Lanka
John A Thompson 24 March 2012 3 years ago 3.7
A bird perched
Locality Law's Falls, Coonoor, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp articeps)
vasanthan.p.j 2 May 2015 17 weeks ago 3.5
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