Timaliidae – Babblers, Scimitar Babblers

Tawny-bellied Babbler (Dumetia hyperythra) by Nikhil Devasar

Tawny-bellied Babbler (Dumetia hyperythra) by Nikhil Devasar

I know all the birds of the mountains, And the wild beasts of the field are Mine. (Psalms 50:11 NKJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Timaliidae – Babblers, Scimitar Babblers

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Large Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus hypoleucos) ©WikiC
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus erythrogenys) ©WikiC
Black-necklaced Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis) IBC
Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus gravivox) IBC
Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus mcclellandi) IBC
Grey-sided Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus swinhoei) OBI
Indian Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus horsfieldii) ©WikiC
Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus melanurus) ©WikiC – Photo OBI
White-browed Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus schisticeps) ©WikiC
Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus montanus) by MAMuin
Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus ruficollis) ©WikiC
Taiwan Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus musicus) ©WikiC
Red-billed Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps) OBI
Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus ferruginosus) ©WikiC
Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus superciliaris) ©WikiC
Rufous-throated Wren-Babbler (Spelaeornis caudatus) IBC
Rusty-throated Wren-Babbler (Spelaeornis badeigularis) IBC
Bar-winged Wren-Babbler (Spelaeornis troglodytoides) ©Drawing WikiC
Naga Wren-Babbler (Spelaeornis chocolatinus) OBI
Grey-bellied Wren-Babbler (Spelaeornis reptatus) OBI
Chin Hills Wren-Babbler (Spelaeornis oatesi) IBC
Pale-throated Wren-Babbler (Spelaeornis kinneari) OBI
Tawny-breasted Wren-Babbler (Spelaeornis longicaudatus)  Oiseaux
Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler (Sphenocichla humei) OBI
Cachar Wedge-billed Babbler (Sphenocichla roberti) OBI
White-breasted Babbler (Stachyris grammiceps) ©Drawing WikiC
Sooty Babbler (Stachyris herberti) IBC
Nonggang Babbler (Stachyris nonggangensis) ©Drawing WikiC
Grey-throated Babbler (Stachyris nigriceps) Video IBC
Grey-headed Babbler (Stachyris poliocephala) ©Drawing WikiC
Spot-necked Babbler (Stachyris strialata) IBC
Snowy-throated Babbler (Stachyris oglei) OBI
Chestnut-rumped Babbler (Stachyris maculata) IBC
White-necked Babbler (Stachyris leucotis) ©WikiC
Black-throated Babbler (Stachyris nigricollis) ©WikiC
White-bibbed Babbler (Stachyris thoracica) ©Drawing WikiC
Chestnut-winged Babbler (Stachyris erythroptera) ©WikiC
Crescent-chested Babbler (Stachyris melanothorax) ©WikiC
Deignan’s Babbler (Stachyridopsis rodolphei) Drawing Ayuwat
Rufous-fronted Babbler (Stachyridopsis rufifrons) OBI
Buff-chested Babbler (Stachyridopsis ambigua) ©©PBase AVargas
Rufous-capped Babbler (Stachyridopsis ruficeps) ©WikiC
Black-chinned Babbler (Stachyridopsis pyrrhops) ©WikiC
Golden Babbler (Stachyridopsis chrysaea) IBC
Tawny-bellied Babbler (Dumetia hyperythra) by Nikhil Devasar
Dark-fronted Babbler (Rhopocichla atriceps) IBC
Pin-striped Tit-Babbler (Macronus gularis) by Nikhil Devasar
Bold-striped Tit-Babbler (Macronus bornensis) ©Drawing WikiC
Grey-cheeked Tit-Babbler (Macronus flavicollis) IBC
Grey-faced Tit-Babbler (Macronus kelleyi) IBC
Brown Tit-Babbler (Macronus striaticeps) Video IBC
Fluffy-backed Tit-Babbler (Macronus ptilosus) by MAMuin
Chestnut-capped Babbler (Timalia pileata) ©WikiC

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The Old World babblers or timaliids are a large 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 timaliids are one of two unrelated groups of birds known as babblers, the other being the Australasian Babblers of the family Pomatostomidae (also known as pseudo-babblers).

Timaliids are small to medium birds, ranging in size from the Pygmy Wren-babbler at 9 cm. in length, to the Giant Laughingthrush at 36 cm. They have strong legs, and many are quite terrestrial. They typically have generalised bills, similar to those of a thrush or warbler, except for the scimitar babblers which, as their name implies, have strongly decurved bills. Most have predominantly brown plumage, with minimal difference between the sexes, but many more brightly coloured species also exist. (Wikipedia)

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