Orange-billed Babbler Argya rufescens


BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened Birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Cai, T., Cibois, A., Alström, P., Moyle, R. G., Kennedy, J. D., Shao, S., Zhang, R., Irestedt, M., Ericsson, P. G. P., Gelang, M., Cu, Y., Lei, F. & Fjeldså, J. 2019. Near-complete phylogeny and taxonomic revision of the world’s babblers (Aves: Passeriformes). Molec. Phylogen. Evol. 130: 346-356.

Collar, N.J., Robson, C. 2021. Orange-billed Babbler (Argya rufescens), version 1.1. In Birds of the World. Ithaca, NY, USA. Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Available at:

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

eBird. 2021. eBird: An online database of bird distribution and abundance [web application]. Ithaca, New York Available at:

Global Forest Watch. 2021. Interactive Forest Change Mapping Tool. Global Forest Watch. Available at:

Goodale, E., Kotagama, S. W., Raman, T. R. S., Sidhu, S., Goodale, U. M., Parker, S., and Chen, J. 2014. The response of birds and mixed-species bird flocks to human-modified landscapes in Sri Lanka and southern India. Forest Ecology and Management 329: 384-392.

Hansen, M.C., Potapov, P.V., Moore, R., Hancher, M., Turubanova, S.A., Tyukavina, A., Thau, D., Stehman, S.V., Goetz, S.J., Loveland, T.R., Kommareddy, A., Egorov, A., Chini, L., Justice, C.O. and Townshend, J.R.G. 2013. High-resolution global maps of 21st-century forest cover change. Science 342: 850-853.

IUCN. 2022. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2022-1. Available at: (Accessed: 21 July 2022).

Kotagama, S. W., and Goodale, E. 2004. The composition and spatial organization of mixed-species flocks in a Sri Lankan rainforest. Forktail 20: 63-70.

Further resources

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Argya rufescens. Downloaded from on 23/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/03/2023.