Black-headed Sibia

It is found in China, Myanmar and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The Black-headed Sibia is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Black-headed Sibia (Heterophasia desgodinsi) is a bird species in the family Timaliidae. In former times it was often included with the Dark-backed Sibia in H. melanoleuca. Together with most other sibias, it is sometimes separated in the genus Malacias. It is found in China, Laos and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. References - * BirdLife International 2008. Heterophasia desgodinsi. More

Black-headed Sibias came more regularly and the Red-faced Liocichla appeared to be scared of the Sibias as they would leave the feeding ground as soon as the Sibias came over. Taxonomic Notes : Select an image: More

Black-headed Sibia for Heterophasia melanoleucaH. melanoleuca which they consider conspecific with H. desgodinsi , but C. R. Robson (pers. comm. 1998) in a forthcoming field guide to south-east Asian birds, sensibly splits H. melanoleuca, which he calls the Dark-backed Sibia, from H. desgodinsi (the Black-headed Sibia) and uses the name Rufous Sibia for H. capistrata. Incidentally, the bird known until now as the Rufous-backed Sibia Heterophasia annectans H. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Timaliidae
Genus : Heterophasia
Species : melanoleuca
Authority : (Blyth, 1859)