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 1 year 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 33 weeks ago 5
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 29 weeks ago 3.5
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