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Chrysomma sinense.jpg
Yellow-eyed babbler, Chrysomma sinense
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Chrysomma
Blyth, 1843

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Chrysomma is a songbird genus. Long considered a member of the family Timaliidae (Old World babblers), Chrysomma is actually quite closely related to the typical warblers and even closer to the parrotbills, and is therefore a member of the family Sylviidae.

The genus contains two species:[1]

The rufous-tailed babbler was formerly placed in this genus but has been moved to the monotypic Moupinia.[1]


  1. ^ a b Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Sylviid babblers, parrotbills & white-eyes". World Bird List Version 7.3. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 7 September 2017.