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ssp bicolor
Photo by Jason Bugay Reyes
Mount Trusmadi, Sabah, Borneo, 3rd January 2023
Cyanoderma bicolor



Borneo and Banggai islands


This species was formerly considered a part of Chestnut-winged Babbler.


ssp bicolor
Photo by chrisli
Malaysia, April 2010

Clements recognizes these subspecies[1]:

  • C. b. bicolor in northern and eastern Borneo and Banggai islands
  • C. b. rufum in southwestern Borneo


Up to 1220 m asl in Borneo.


Breeding season from March to July and October to November in Borneo, maybe multi-brooded and partly a social breeder.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.2). Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. 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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