Pomatostomidae – Australasian Babblers

White-Browed Babbler by Ian

White-Browed Babbler by Ian

Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with a simple babbler. (Proverbs 20:19 ESV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Pomatostomidae – Australasian Babblers

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Species (5)

Papuan Babbler (Garritornis isidorei)
Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)
Hall’s Babbler (Pomatostomus halli)
White-browed Babbler (Pomatostomus superciliosus)
Chestnut-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus ruficeps)


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The Pomatostomidae (Australo-Papuan or Australasian babblers, also known as pseudo-babblers) are small to medium-sized birds endemic to Australia-New Guinea. For many years, the Australo-Papuan babblers were classified, rather uncertainly, with the Old World babblers (Timaliidae), on the grounds of similar appearance and habits. More recent research, however, indicates that they are too basal to belong the Passerida – let alone the Sylvioidea where the Old World babblers are placed – and they are now classed as a separate family close to the Orthonychidae (logrunners). Five species in one genus are currently recognised, although the red-breasted subspecies rubeculus of the Grey-crowned Babbler may prove to be a separate species. Further investigation is required. (Wikipedia with editing)

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