are a family of mostly Old World passerine birds. These are birds of tropical areas, with the greatest variety in Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. The entire family was previously included in the Timaliidae, the Old World babblers. Some birds in Leiothrichidaeare
are called babbler's.
They are small to medium sized birds. They have strong legs, and many are quite terrestrial. They typically have generalised bills, similar to those of a thrush. Most have predominantly brown plumage, with minimal difference between the sexes, but many more brightly coloured species also exist. They are vocally noisy birds.
are divided in this presention as follows
: babax, babbler, chatterer
: cutia, fulvetta
: babax, hwamei, laughingthrush
: barwing, leiothrix, liocichla, mesia, minia, sibia