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Photo © by James Eaton
Tam Coc, Vietnam, March 2008
Gypsophila annamensis


18–20·5 cm (7-8 in). A rather long-billed and long-tailed medium-sized babbler:

  • Greyish-tinged dark brown crown to back with black scaling
  • Greyish dark brown fluffy rump
  • Dark brown upperwing and tail
  • Greyish face with darker ear-coverts
  • White throat and upper breast with broad dark streaks and grey lower breast and belly
  • Grey-brown flanks, thighs and vent

Sexes similar. Juveniles undescribed.


South China (Yunnan), north Laos and north Vietnam.


This is a monotypic species[1].

One of three species split from what used to be Limestone Wren-Babbler.





  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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