Babblers (Timaliidae)

Grey Sibia (Malacias gracilis) - HBW 12, p. 272

French: Sibia grise German: Grautimalie Spanish: Sibia Gris

Taxonomy: Hypsipetes gracilis Horsfield, 1840, Naga Hills, India.
Genus usually merged with Heterophasia. May form a superspecies with M. capistratus. Birds from Mt Victoria, in W Myanmar, described as race dorsalis, but appear inseparable from those elsewhere in species’ range. Treated as monotypic.

Distribution: NE Indian hill states (S of R Brahmaputra), N & W Myanmar and S China (W Yunnan).