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Nonggang Babbler Stachyris nonggangensis  
Nonggang Babbler
Photographer : © Jiang Aiwu
Location :Nonggang, Guangxi, China
Date : 21 January 2006
English synonyms:
Bird Family :Timaliidae - Babblers, Babaxes, Mesia, Leiothrix, Cutias, Barwings, Minlas, Fulvettas, Crociases, Sibias, Yuhinas, Myzornis, Parrotbills & Rhabdornises
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :The best field features, in separating it from other potential confusion species - Limestone and Streaked Wren Babblers and Sooty Babbler, especially in the dull light of the understorey are:
1. Pale iris
2. White crescent behind the ear
3. White throat patch with black spots (like a short kipper tie)
4. Dark bill (from Sooty Babbler)
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic newly discovered species endemic to southwest Guangxi, China.
Ref: Zhou Fang and Jiang Aiwu (2008) A New Species of Babbler (Timaliidae: Stachyris) from the Sino-Vietnamese Border Region of China. The Auk 125(2): 420424
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