Babblers (Timaliidae)

Rusty-fronted Barwing (Actinodura egertoni) - HBW 12, p. 278

French: Actinodure d’Egerton German: Rotstirnsibia Spanish: Actinodura de Egerton
Other common names: Spectacled(!)/Himalayan/Nepal Barwing

Taxonomy: Actinodura Egertoni Gould, 1836, Nepal.
Appears to be closely related to A. ramsayi. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • egertoni Gould, 1836 - C Nepal E to Bhutan and NE India (EC Arunachal Pradesh).
  • lewisi Ripley, 1948 - E Arunachal Pradesh and NW Myanmar.
  • khasiana (Godwin-Austen, 1876) - Meghalaya, S Assam (N Cachar), Nagaland and Manipur, in NE India.
  • ripponi Ogilvie-Grant & La Touche, 1907 - Mizoram (NE India), and NE & SW Myanmar and S China (W & NW Yunnan).