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The Brown-cheeked Fulvetta, Alcippe poioicephala (or Brown-cheeked Alcippe as the fulvettas proper are not closely related to this bird), is an Old World babbler. It was earlier also known as the Quaker Babbler. The Old World babblers are a large family of passerine birds characterised by soft fluffy plumage. These are birds of tropical areas, with the greatest variety in southeast Asia.
This species is one of those retained in the genus Alcippe after the true fulvettas and some others were removed; the group had turned out to unite quite unrelated birds. Its closest relatives are probably the Brown Fulvetta, and the Black-browed Fulvetta which was only recently recognized as a distinct species again
Distribution: The Brown-cheeked Fulvetta is a resident breeding bird in India and Southeast Asia. Its habitat is undergrowth in moist forests and scrub jungle. This species, like most babblers, is not migratory, and has short rounded wings and a weak flight.
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta measures 15 cm including its longish tail. It is brown above and buff, with no patterning on the body or wings. The crown is grey, the cheeks are dark and they have short dark bills. Like other babblers, these are vocal birds, and their characteristic calls are often the best indication that these birds are present.
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