Biology:Red-collared babbler

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Short description: Species of bird

Red-collared babbler
Kupeornis rufocinctus 1909.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Leiothrichidae
Genus: Turdoides
T. rufocinctus
Binomial name
Turdoides rufocinctus
(Rothschild, 1908)

The red-collared babbler (Turdoides rufocinctus), also known as the red-collared mountain-babbler, is a passerine bird in the family Leiothrichidae. It is found in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The red-collared babbler was moved from the genus Kupeornis to Turdoides based on the results of a molecular phylogenetic study published in 2018.[2][3]


  1. BirdLife International (2021). "Turdoides rufocinctus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T22716664A192336287. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-3.RLTS.T22716664A192336287.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021. 
  2. Cibois, A.; Gelang, M.; Alström, P.; Pasquet, E.; Fjeldså, J.; Ericson, P.G.P.; Olsson, U. (2018). "Comprehensive phylogeny of the laughingthrushes and allies (Aves, Leiothrichidae) and a proposal for a revised taxonomy". Zoologica Scripta 47 (4): 428–440. doi:10.1111/zsc.12296. 
  3. Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds (2019). "Laughingthrushes and allies". World Bird List Version 9.1. International Ornithologists' Union. 
  • Collar, N. J. & Robson, C. 2007. Family Timaliidae (Babblers) pp. 70 – 291 in; del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Christie, D.A. eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 12. Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Wikidata ☰ Q3117460 entry