Bar-winged wren-babbler

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Bar-winged wren-babbler
Bar-winged Wren-Babbler - Eaglenest - India FJ0A8141 (33475375613).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Spelaeornis
Species: S. troglodytoides
Binomial name
Spelaeornis troglodytoides
(Verreaux, 1870)

Pnoepyga troglodytoides

The bar-winged wren-babbler (Spelaeornis troglodytoides) is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family.

Spelaeornis troglodytoides souliei Oustalet, 1898

There are variations among the populations and three subspecies are named.

  • sherriffi Kinnear, 1934 from eastern Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh
  • indiraji Ripley et al., 1991 from Arunachal Pradesh (Namdapha National Park) which is named after Indira Gandhi.[2]
  • souliei Oustalet, 1898 - northern Arunachal Pradesh (NE India) Myanmar and S China

It is found in Bhutan, China, India, and Myanmar. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


  • 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.