Sunday Inspiration – Fulvettas, Ground Babblers

Brown-cheeked Fulvetta (Alcippe poioicephala) ©WikiC

Brown-cheeked Fulvetta (Alcippe poioicephala) ©WikiC

He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. (Psalms 33:5 NKJV)

The Pellorneida is another neatly created family that has 70 members and are a family of mostly Old World passerine birds. They are rather diverse in size and coloration, but are characterised by soft fluffy plumage. 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.

Morphological diversity is rather high; most species resemble “warblers”, jays or thrushes.

White-hooded Babbler (Gampsorhynchus rufulus) ©WikiC

White-hooded Babbler (Gampsorhynchus rufulus) ©WikiC

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 or warbler. Most have predominantly brown plumage, with minimal difference between the sexes, but many more brightly coloured species also exist.

This group is not strongly migratory, and most species have short rounded wings, and a weak flight. They live in lightly wooded or scrubland environments, ranging from swamp to near-desert. They are primarily insectivorous, although many will also take berries, and the larger species will even eat small lizards and other vertebrates.(Wikipedia with editing)

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I.O.C. World Bird List Version 2.6 Update Complete

Black-girdled Barbet (Capito dayi) ©CC

Black-girdled Barbet (Capito dayi) ©CC

Finally got the site updated to the I.O.C. World Bird List Version 2.6. Fell behind because of our trip to Indiana. Now it is up to date. (I think!)

With the IOC adding a new Order:

Suliformes which pulled the Frigatebirds, Gannets, Cormorants and Anhingas out of the Pelecaniformes Order

and adding new Families:

Capitonidae-New World Barbets

Semnornithidae-Toucan Barbets


Macrosphenidae-Crombecs and African Warblers

Pellorneidae-Fulvettas & Ground Babblers


With all those changes and the others they made, I trust this site is functioning with out too many errors. Had to add new pages and rearrange lots of  others. Tried to be cautious, but if you find any errors on the links, please leave a comment so it can be fixed.

Thanks for any understanding of mistakes. Haven’t arrived yet to perfection.

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:57-58 KJV)