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Large scimitar babbler (Erythrogenys hypoleucos)
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Erythrogenys
Baker, 1930
Type species
Pomatorhinus erythrogenys[1]
Vigors, 1831

See text


Megapomatorhinus Moyle et al., 2012

Erythrogenys is a genus of scimitar babblers, jungle birds with long downcurved bills. These are birds of tropical Asia.


The species are:[2]

Image Common Name Scientific name Distribution
Large scimitar babbler Erythrogenys hypoleucos Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Black-necklaced scimitar babbler Erythrogenys erythrocnemis Taiwan.
Black-streaked scimitar babbler Erythrogenys gravivox China, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam
Spot-breasted scimitar babbler Erythrogenys mcclellandi Eastern Himalaya and western Myanmar
Grey-sided scimitar babbler Erythrogenys swinhoei southern China
Rusty-cheeked scimitar babbler Erythrogenys erythrogenys the Himalayas to Myanmar.


  1. ^ "Timalidae". The Trust for Avian Systematics. Retrieved 2023-07-15.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2016). "Babblers & fulvettas". World Bird List Version 6.4. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  • Collar, N. J. & Robson, C. 2007. Family Timaliidae (Babblers) pp. 70 – 291 in; del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A. & Christie, D.A. eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 12. Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
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