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Sphenocichla roberti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Timaliidae
Genus: Sphenocichla
Godwin-Austen & Walden, 1875

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Sphenocichla is a genus of bird in the Timaliidae family. They are stout birds with strong legs. The bill appears pointed when viewed from the side but has a wedge shaped appearance when viewed from above. The rounded tail has twelve feathers and there are no rictal bristles.[1]

It contains the following species:


  1. ^ Baker, ECS (1922). Fauna of British India. Birds. Volume 1 (2 ed.). London: Taylor and Francis. p. 460.