WREN-BABBLERs

Order Passeriformes    Family Pnoepygidae

Pnoepyga is a genus / family of wren-babbler endemic to southern and south eastern Asia. The genus has long been placed in the babbler family Timaliidae. A 2009 study of the DNA of the families Timaliidae and the Old World warblers (Sylviidae) found no support for the placement of the genus in either family, prompting a new monogeneric family, the Pnoepygidae. The wren-babblers are also known as cupwings.

The "wren-babblers" of family Pnoepygidae (Wren-Babblers) are not closely related to the "wren-babblers" of family Pellorneidae (Ground-Babblers).

Genus Pnoepyga

Cupwing,_Chinese also Chinese Wren-Babbler  Pnoepyga mutica   Found: China
Image by: 1) Unknown


Cupwing,_Nepal also Nepal Wren-Babbler  Pnoepyga immaculata   Found: India, Nepal
Image by: 1) Rajneesh_Suvarna  - India  2) Jainy_Kuriakose - India


Cupwing,_Pygmy also Pygmy Wren-Babbler  Pnoepyga pusilla   Found: China, Indian subcontinent, southeast Asia, Malaysia
Image by: 1, 2) Hiyashi Haka


Cupwing,_Scaly-breasted also Scaly-breasted Wren-Babbler  Pnoepyga albiventer   Found: India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam.
Image by: 1) Dibyendu_Ash - India  2) Dolly_Laishram - India  3) Suman_Paul - India


Cupwing,_Taiwan also Taiwan Wren-Babbler  Pnoepyga formosana   Found: Taiwan
Image by: 1) Francesco_Veronesi  2) Hank



Genus Yuhina

Yuhina, Taiwan  Yuhina brunneiceps  Endemic to Taiwan
Image by:  1) Robert tdc  2, 3) Hiyashi Haka




Australasian BABBLERs

Order Passeriformes    Family Pomatostomidae


Genus Pomatostomus
The Australo-Papuan babblers are medium-sized terrestrial birds with sombre plumage and long decurved bills. The wings are short and round, and the tail is long and often held fanned which makes it look broad as well. The feet and legs are strong and adapted to a terrestrial existence. There is no sexual dimorphism in the plumage, which is composed of brown, russet and grey colours, with all but the Papuan babbler having striking white markings on the face and throat.


Babbler, Chestnut-crowned  Pomatostomus ruficeps  Found: Australia
The Chestnut-crowned Babbler has gray-brown upperparts; chestnut crown; white supercilium, 2 wing-bars; underparts; dark brown eyes; gray legs.
Image by: 1) David Cook   2) Chris_Tzaros  3) Aviceda - Bowra, SW Queensland, Australia


Babbler, Gray-crowned  Pomatostomus temporalis  Found: Australia
Image by: 1) Aviceda - Samford , SE Queensland, Australia  2, 3) David Cook - Leeton, NSW, Australia


Babbler, Hall's  Pomatostomus halli  Found: Australia
The Hall's Babbler has mainly dark brown plumabe; white crown with brown median stipe; wide black eye-line; white throat, bib; brown rest underparts.
Image by: 1, 2) David Cook - Bowra Station, via Cunnamulla, Queensland


Babbler,_Papuan    Pomatostomus isidorei  Found: New Guinea
Image by: 1, 2, 3) Katerina_Tvardikova


Babbler, White-browed  Pomatostomus superciliosus  Found: Australia
The White-browed Babbler has brown upperparts; wide white supercilium; brown mask; whitish underparts.
Image by: 1, 2, 3) David Cook - Benambra National Park, via Holbrook, NSW, Australia






Rail-babbler

Order Passeriformes    Family Eupetidae

The Rail-babbler is the only memeber of family Eupetidae. It is not certain what the nearest relaives are, perhaps the rockfowl.

Genus Eupetes - 1 species

Rail-babbler, Malaysian  Eupetes macrocerus  Found: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia
The Malaysian Rail-babbler has mainly brown plumage; reddish forehead, crown, throat; black eye-stripe; white supercilium.
Image by: 1) Biodiversity Library  2) Francesco Veronesi - Thailand





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