Babblers (Timaliidae)

Dark-fronted Babbler (Rhopocichla atriceps) - HBW 12, p. 156

French: Timalie à tête noire German: Kapuzentimalie 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.

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