Slender-billed scimitar babbler

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Slender-billed scimitar babbler
Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Pomatorhinus
Species: P. superciliaris
Binomial name
Pomatorhinus superciliaris
Blyth, 1842
  • Xiphirhynchus superciliaris

The slender-billed scimitar babbler (Pomatorhinus superciliaris) is a passerine bird in the Old World babbler family. It is found from the Himalayas to north-western Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

The slender-billed scimitar babbler was formerly placed in the monotypic genus Xiphirhynchus. It was moved to Pomatorhinus based on the results of a molecular phylogenetic study of the babblers published in 2009 that showed that it nested within a clade with other members of Pomatorhinus.[1][2]


  1. ^ Gelang, M.; Cibois, A.; Pasquet, E.; Olsson, U.; Alström, P.; Ericson, P.G.P. (2009). "Phylogeny of babblers (Aves, Passeriformes): major lineages, family limits and classification". Zoologica Scripta. 38 (3): 225–236. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00374.x. 
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2016). "Babblers & fulvettas". World Bird List Version 6.4. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 15 December 2016.