- Actinodura sodangorum
24cm. As recently described as 1999. A long-tailed Barwing:
- Grey head
- Dark crown
- Bold white eyering
- Long tail finely barred with black
- Rufous underparts with dark throat streaks
- Primary feather barred like tail, wings very dark
Sexes similar, juveniles not yet described.
 Similar species
Spectacled Barwing is superficially similar, but note largely black wing in Black-crowned Barwing, throat streaks, dark crown and more heavily barred tail.
Found in eastern parts of south Laos and adjacent central Vietnam.
Restricted-range species with small range and very local. Asessed as vulnerable.
This is a monotypic species.
Moist montanes, high-altitude shrubland, high-altitude grassland, and plantations. Found at 1000 - 2400m.
No information about diet, feeds probably on invertebrates and some vegetable matter.
All sightings yet have been of single birds or pairs, one together with Black-headed Sibia. Usually seen in canopy, feeding around tree boles and larg moss-covered branches.
No information about breeding.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553422
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