Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Near Threatened

Black-crowned Capuchin Babbler (Phyllanthus rubiginosus)


French: Phyllanthe rubigineux German: Schwarzkappen-Kapuzinerhäherling Spanish: Charlatán rufo

Garrulax rubiginosus


, 1865,

no locality = Accra, Ghana#R


Hitherto treated as conspecific with P. atripennis and P. bohndorffi, but differs from latter in characters given under that species and from former in grey of throat not extending onto breast (2); lack of blackish coloration bordering hood (2); blackish vs grey-scaled crown (3); and perhaps slightly smaller size (ns). Name haynesi (described from Accra, Ghana) is a junior synonym. Monotypic.


S Ivory Coast E to C & S Nigeria and W Cameroon.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2017). Black-crowned Capuchin Babbler (Phyllanthus rubiginosus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 20 November 2017).