Abyssinian catbird

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Abyssinian catbird
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Parophasma
Reichenow, 1905
Species: P. galinieri
Binomial name
Parophasma galinieri
(Guérin-Méneville, 1843)

The Abyssinian catbird or juniper babbler (Parophasma galinieri) is a species of bird in the family Sylviidae. It is monotypic within the genus Parophasma.[2] It is endemic to Ethiopia. The catbird's natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Parophasma galinieri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Parophasma". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  • 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.