Sooty Babbler (Stachyris herberti) - HBW 12, p. 158
French: Timalie de Herbert
Spanish: Timalí de Herbert
Other common names: Laos Dusky Babbler
Taxonomy: Nigravis herberti Stuart Baker, 1920, Ban Sao, Thailand; error = Ban Lak Sao (18º11¢N, 104º58¢ E), Laos.
Somewhat different in plumage from congeners, and sometimes placed in a genus of its own, Nigravis, but general consensus is that such treatment is unnecessary. A recently discovered babbler (with white-spangled breast and white rear ear-coverts) from S China may represent a well-marked race of present species or a new but closely related species. Monotypic.
Distribution: C Laos and C Vietnam (C Annam).
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Near-endemic to Laos. Locality Khammouan Province, Laos (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 29 November 2008 5 years ago 19 sec 4.3
An adult bird foraging in a tree and on a rock. Locality Na Hin, Khammouan Province, Laos (Monotypic species)
John Gregory 1 September 2009 5 years ago 42 sec 3.8
Near-Endemic to Laos. Locality Khammouan Province, Laos (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 29 November 2008 5 years ago 7 sec 3.7