Family Laughingthrushes and allies (Leiotrichidae)

Least Concern

Grey-caped Capuchin Babbler (Phyllanthus bohndorffi)


French: Phyllanthe de Bohndorff German: Aschkopf-Kapuzinerhäherling Spanish: Charlatán capirotado

Crateropus bohndorffi


, 1884,



Hitherto treated as conspecific with P. atripennis and P. rubiginosus, but differs from latter (which is much closer in both morphology and range) by its grey vs blackish crown (behind black forehead) (3); paler chestnut plumage (1); chestnut vs grey-scaled throat (2); and considerably smaller size (mean male tail 75.8 vs 82 but n=2 for P. rubiginosus; allow 1). Reported to intergrade with P. rubiginosus eastwards from Nigeria towards Central African Republic, in zone where precise distribution is unclear and very local. Monotypic.

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N Congo#R, S Central African Republic and NE DRCongo E to SW Uganda.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J. & Collar, N. (2017). Grey-caped Capuchin Babbler (Phyllanthus bohndorffi). 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).